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Vanilla beans Grand Cru +14cm - Uganda A+

Main notes : Cacaotée, Wild, Intensely vanilla.

Aromatic: The strongest vanilla I've ever offered.

Colour: Large pods, Pearly black, Vanilla essential oil.

Quality: Gold Reserve +14cm - Harvest 2018

Use: Pastries, simmered dishes (veal blanquette, stews)

Origin - Plantations: Rwenzori region, Kibale, Kyambura, Bwindi, N'dali.

Packaging: reclosable bag or even bag if several quantities.

"Adventurer's vanilla, a long maturation, a journey."

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  • 1. UGANDAN VANILLA - THE PETRUS OF VANILLA?

    On the verdant slopes of western Uganda, not far from the border with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, grows a rare vanilla with exceptional notes.

    Just as in Madagascar, due to the lack of pollinating insects in sufficient numbers, this delicate orchid needs to be manually pollinated and with precision.

    With the help of a thorn, the matchmakers will tear off the cap of this wonderful flower and make the male and female organs meet.

    The volumes are derisory, but it is clear that we are here in search of a black vanilla that can compete with the most beautiful aromatic palettes of Madagascar.

    Nevertheless, thehe annual quantities are increasing every year. Thanks to the vanilla course, Ugandan producers have the chance to start the adventure of vanilla which becomes a real source of export income other than traditional crops (coffee, cotton, cocoa, maize, rice,...).


    Today, it is a real privilege for me to be able to offer you such a vanilla from Uganda. If you choose to discover my selection, i assures you that this will be a real olfactory discovery..


    I look forward to your comments after testing it in your desserts and savoury preparations!

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    2. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS VANILLA?

    Uganda has two rainy seasons and flowering takes place in March-June and September-October, so growers can proceed to two crops The main harvest in January and the main harvest in July.

    The fibre of Ugandan vanilla is similar to that of Comoros, wide and flat. Her dress is rather matt

    Ugandan vanilla is of the same species as that of Madagascar (Vanilla Planifolia) but it has a slightly less greasy and therefore more matt appearance with more woody notes, leather, peat and sometimes even juniper. The pods are deep black or dark brown and slightly oily. Sound a frank nose of dried fruits and cocoa is very much appreciated by my pastry chef friends who use it in their ganaches and other creams.

    For several years now, cooperatives in the region have been optimising their specifications and methods in order to offer a Planifolia possibly appreciated on the international market.

    Its specificity lies in the fact that it is the vanilla ideal for savoury dishes! It will sublimate duck, salmon, prawns or even foie gras.

    3. WHY DO WE HAVE TO DISCOVER THIS GREAT VINTAGE OF UGANDA?

    This vanilla is a culinary journey, it is easy to find similarities with the madagascar vanilla because of its intense flavour with notes of cocoa fruity.

    By trying the Ugandan vanilla that I have carefully selected, you will discover a vanilla bean that is becoming a serious competitor to Malagasy vanilla and whose price is falling year after year thanks to the increase in production and know-how.

    It's a vanilla bean that's going up in quality. It will be necessary to wait until 2025 for producers to master its refining


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    4. RECIPE IDEAS FOR USING YOUR UGANDAN VANILLA BEANS:

    Being more full-bodied than other vanillas, it is perfectly recommended for savoury dishes. She'll marry wonderfully with the white or red meatsshe'll be able to sublimate the meat of duck that your fish and shellfish.

    Nevertheless, Ugandan vanilla is a great way to enhance your cocktails and desserts. Feel free to associate it with strong spicesThe most popular peppers, such as Wild Pepper from Madagascar, Timut Pepper from Nepal, or Tonka Bean from Brazil.

    The ideal is to let it infuse longer than the Madagascar vanilla bean so that it releases all the subtleties of its fragrance.

    Here is a small selection of recipes in which this exceptional vanilla will be able to magnify its aromatic talents :

    Cocktails / Drinks : a real vanilla rum or rum liqueur

    Fish / Crustaceans : cod vanilla colombo, vanilla scampi

    White and red meats : chicken with vanilla and pineapple, veal blanquette with vanilla, duck breast lacquered with spicy honey and Ugandan vanilla

    Let it also surprise you by incorporating it in a red wine sauce or to sublimate blanquette and stew!

    Desserts : dessert cream, crème brûlée, whipped cream, chocolate-based desserts, or even some fruity desserts such as roasted pineapple, compotes,..

    The chiefs have already adopted it! I invite you to test the wild flavour of this vanilla by incorporating it into Alain Ducasse's "Tian de Saint-Jacques et Fenouil".

    Or to discover its aromatic power by marrying it with a vanilla bean from Madagascar in "Caramelized Pineapple with Vanilla Butter" "by Joël Robuchon

    You can trust me with your recipe ideas!

    All that's left for me to do is to wish you a great tasting!


    Click here to find out how to store your vanilla beans

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    Marie D. published the 11/01/2020 following an order made on 25/12/2019

    5/5

    Super produit

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    Jose D. published the 04/12/2019 following an order made on 27/11/2019

    5/5

    BON PARFUM, EN ATTENTE D'UTILSATION ET DE DEGUSTATION

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    Chantal A. published the 04/12/2019 following an order made on 13/11/2019

    5/5

    Wahou ! que c'est beau je n'ose y toucher

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    Patrice D. published the 28/11/2019 following an order made on 21/11/2019

    5/5

    Pas encore utilisé dans mes pâtisseries mais déjà les odeurs me plaisent.

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    Sébastien G. published the 24/11/2019 following an order made on 17/11/2019

    5/5

    Excellent

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    Emilie J. published the 21/11/2019 following an order made on 02/11/2019

    5/5

    Le parfum, vraiment impressionnant. Un pur régal

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    Zaina K. published the 13/11/2019 following an order made on 01/11/2019

    5/5

    Très belle vanille!

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    Mohamed E. published the 10/11/2019 following an order made on 03/11/2019

    5/5

    Très charnues

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    Jocelyne L. published the 30/10/2019 following an order made on 21/09/2019

    5/5

    Bien conditionnée , les gousses sont magnifiques L'utilisation ne devrait pas tarder....

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    Maxence B. published the 27/10/2019 following an order made on 17/10/2019

    5/5

    Très bien.

    Comment from David Vanille the 27/10/2019
    Merci d'avoir pris le temps de mettre un avis sur la qualité de mon épice. Je suis heureux que ma qualité répond à votre exigence et attentes ;-) Passez une excellente journée, Au plaisir, David : Votre chercheur d'épices, le meilleur des plantations

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