Vanilla beans Planifolia Gourmet +16cm

New-Caledonia Notes : Powdery

Vanilla has been grown on the island of Lifou since the middle of the 19th century. Today, vanilla is still produced on the Loyalty Islands. However, beyond Lifou, it is also grown on the islands of Maré and Tiga. New Caledonian vanilla is distinguished by its long, fleshy, brown pods. It has a very high vanillin content that will revolutionize all your recipes.

Main notes: Intensely vanilla - Very high vanillin content!
Heart notes : Fruity, Powdery, Cocoa

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What is New Caledonian vanilla?

It is a vanilla planifolia whose powerful flavours you will love. The New Caledonian vanilla is far from being the most famous, it is quite confidential compared to the Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar. It has a very high vanillin content that will revolutionize all your recipes. It offers the best quality/price ratio since it is necessary to use less than the other vanillas for a taste just as powerful. We don't produce large quantities of vanilla here, but I can assure you that the quality is there.

What is the flavour of New Caledonian vanilla?

Thearomas of New Caledonian vanilla are intense and powerful, and at the same time offer a lot of roundness. This vanilla grand cru reveals notes of caramel and candied fruit.

Harvesting New Caledonian vanilla

Vanilla planifolia is only harvested after the third year after planting. After three years, the vanilla tree produces its first flowers. It is then necessary to fertilize them and then wait a few months before its magnificent pods develop and are ripe enough to be harvested. Be aware that vanilla harvested before maturity will not keep as long, it will rot quickly. Moreover, it will not have the same quality. In New Caledonia, the producers take their time to offer you excellence. When the New Caledonian vanilla beans are harvested, they follow a specific process composed of different stages: - scalding; - steaming; - drying; - refining.

How to use New Caledonian vanilla ?

New Caledonian vanilla is a treasure that will integrate all your recipes. Even if it goes perfectly with desserts, it is also perfect for savoury dishes.

Our recipe ideas with New Caledonian vanilla

Shrimps with New Caledonian vanilla

Let's start this meal with a shrimp dish that you will tell me about. Peel the shrimp and fry them in a little butter with salt and pepper. Remove the shrimp and pour in some fresh cream mixed with the seeds of a New Caledonian vanilla bean. Heat over a low heat for a few minutes so that the vanilla develops all its flavours and put the prawns back in for a few more minutes to reheat them. Simply serve in a small bowl. It's light and tasty at the same time.

Sea bass with New Caledonian vanilla bean

Fry your sea bass fillets in a pan with butter and oil until they are cooked. Set aside. Put vanilla seeds and Isigny fresh cream with salt and pepper in the pan. Let it heat up for a few minutes and then put the sea bass back into the pan. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes.

Homemade vanilla ice cream

Let's end with a little sweetness with a delicious New Caledonian vanilla ice cream. Prepare a custard. Split a vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds, then place it in milk for one to two hours. Heat the milk gently. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks and powdered sugar. Pour half of the milk over the mixture, beat and then return everything to the pan over a low heat until the custard thickens (it should coat the spatula). When the custard is cold, add fresh cream and place in an ice cream maker.

The health benefits of New Caledonian vanilla

Beyond its comforting taste, vanilla is your ally in well-being. It is recognized as having many virtues. It is a natural antidepressant that soothes in the same way as chocolate. It stimulates the nervous system and improves concentration while reducing fatigue. Vanilla is rich in polyphenols, it actively fights against cell aging. It is also a natural antiseptic that can relieve bites. Good for the digestion, it is a real ally slimming, to consume without moderation.

The conservation of the vanilla of New Caledonia

I advise you to keep New Caledonian vanilla in a dry place away from light to preserve its taste and its virtues.

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Roberto L. published the 05/11/2021 following an order made on 22/10/2021


Vanille correcte mais on est très loin du goût vanillé très intense comme indiqué dans la description. J'ai effectué une précédente commande chez un producteur de vanille bourbon classique de La Réunion et la vanille était aussi intense que celle-ci. Bref, bonne vanille mais qui n'a rien de particulier par rapport à une classique bourbon de La Réunion et qui n'a absolument pas de goût prononcé contrairement à ce qui est indiqué. Plutôt déçu.

Claudine H. published the 21/10/2021 following an order made on 23/09/2021


Apparence petite pas belle déjà un peu sèche

ISABELLE C. published the 15/09/2021 following an order made on 18/08/2021


ok ok

Patricia J. published the 08/09/2021 following an order made on 17/08/2021


Très belle découverte. Je recommande

Claudine B. published the 20/07/2021 following an order made on 08/07/2021


Correspond à mes attentes

Philippe J. published the 16/07/2021 following an order made on 26/06/2021


Gousses présentant une très bonne "odeur". J'aurais toutefois espéré des gousses un peu plus "grasses"

Christelle G. published the 09/06/2021 following an order made on 02/06/2021


Très belles gousses de vanille

Hocine H. published the 06/06/2021 following an order made on 28/05/2021


Pourquoi chercher ailleurs Enfin une gousse de vanille qui ne déçoit pas

Brigitte C. published the 04/06/2021 following an order made on 28/05/2021


rien à dire