To replace vanilla extract in a recipe, simply measure the same amount of our pure vanilla bean paste and add. Or, replace one tablespoon of paste for every one whole vanilla bean.
This product is Vegan.
Vanilla Pod Prices.
Madagascar is the highest producer of vanilla beans and much of its crop was decimated with a cyclone that hit in 2017. Considering the orchid doesn’t reach maturity for about 3-5 years, this had a lasting impact on the vanilla market. Even with the planting of crops, worldwide supply has diminished, which has influenced drastic price increase.
This began a dreadful cycle. The high price people are willing to pay for the world’s most popular spice encouraged a rash of armed robberies, which decreased the farming supply and prompted growers to harvest beans early. As mentioned earlier, the quality of the beans suffers when they are harvested early. So there are fewer high-quality beans available, which further increases the demand and price.