BY TEMPTRESS APOTHECARY & PLANTS + PASSION
‘We discovered vanilla and fell under its spell’.
Vanilla, the benevolent bean, that has weaved its spell throughout history, food and folklore: seduced royalty, been used as currency, and these days continues to comfort millions across the globe with its decadently smooth and velvety flavour that exudes warmth and sensuality.
Our double-fold Vanilla Extract slowly infuses Grade A premium vanilla beans for no less than twelve moon cycles, gently drawing out the delicate aromatics to produce a big, bold extract, smooth and velvety, with long-lasting vanilla tones.
What makes the best vanilla extract? The best vanilla. Harvested and cured by vanilla bean farmers using traditional techniques. Known as the Gold Standard of Vanilla our Premium grade beans have an exceptional flavour profile and a naturally high vanillin content. No pesticides, no machines, just a 12-month labour of love, from farm to your kitchen. Our Vanilla beans are either grown and sourced directly from farmers at the top end of Queensland (our Vanilla bean industry is still in infancy) or ethically sourced directly from farmers in our neighbouring regions. We currently support five micro-farms, with plans to increase that in the coming years.
We bow to the cultivation of the vanilla bean which is one of the most labour-intensive of all food crops. Each orchid stalk can take three to five years to produce its first flower, which then needs to be pollinated by hand – a process that cannot be done by machine. After pollination, the beans are then left to grow for nine months, harvested, cured and air-dried for another month. Yes, we certainly do need to do a few fist pumps for vanilla bean farmers, and the beans themselves should be handled with deep reverence.
Vanilla Extract is great for baking, desserts, smoothies, cacao brews, coffee, cocktails, sauces, and skin care products and not only offers a bold comforting flavour and aroma, but is a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient.
Our Vanilla Extract is brewed in our local Temptress Apothecary, Brisbane.
Ingredients: Premium Grade A Vanilla Beans*, Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerine*.
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