Our vanilla beans selection

Our vanilla beans selection

Posted by        nov. 13, 2019     News     0 Comments

Sambavanilla wants to respect its commitment and selects for you the best of vanilla beans. Our goal is to provide you quality products with typical characteristic aromas of the soil. We do not talk about vanilla beans that you can find in supermarkets! But our vanilla beans are fresh and not splited, and they come directly from Sambava (Madagascar).
As a reminder, Sambavanilla vanilla beans are rigorously selected and sold in batches of 10, 15, 20, 25, 50 with equally generous sizes. Contrary to popular belief, it is important to point out that the larger the vanilla is, the more it contains vanillin.

Here is our selection:

Extra Vanilla

Extra vanilla has the particularity of being fleshy and full of seeds. Its strong scent and aroma content will lead you on the realization of excellent dessert. Extra vanilla is available in different batches and each batch is delivered in vacuum bag to optimize the freshness of the product.

Characteristics :     

Pod length: 14-15 cm     
Fresh and unsplitted pods     
Origin Sambava - Madagascar     
Humidity rate about 30%     
Vanillin Content: 1.6%     
Soft vanilla beans, fleshy and fullfilled.

Prime Vanilla

For vanilla lovers, we recommend Prime vanilla. Prime vanilla beans hold a generous amount of seeds and offer possibility to cook desserts with a more pronounced character. Real vanilla beans from Madagascar, Prime Vanilla or TK  Vanilla is plumper than Extra Vanilla and is the ideal product for gourmets.

Characteristics :    

Pod length: 15-17 cm    
Fresh and unsplitted pods    
Origin Sambava - Madagascar    
Humidity rate about 30%    
Vanillin Content: 1.8%    
Soft vanilla beans, fleshy and fullfilled.

Black Gourmet Vanilla


Black Gourmet Vanilla is vanilla caviar. It is undoubtedly the most qualitative which carries a floral and powerful fragrance with hints of chocolate. Used by the greatest pastry chefs, it transcends the flavors of desserts. Another point? Black vanilla is much longer than traditional pods and has a longer refinement time which adds aromas and flavor development process.

Characteristics :    

Pod length: 17-19 cm    
Fresh and unsplitted pods    
Origin Sambava - Madagascar    
Humidity rate about 30%    
Vanillin Content: 2,1%    
Soft vanilla beans, fleshy and fullfilled.

Pompona Vanilla


Pompona vanilla is one of the oldest varieties of Madagascar vanilla. It is also called "vanilla from Mexico". Sambavanilla has developed a specific process of refining these pods in Rosewood boxes which allows to obtain an exceptional product in quality and flavors. This vanilla will sublimate your sweet and savory preparations and the size of the pods will impress your guests.


Characteristics :    

Pod length: up to 25 cm,
Fresh and unsplitted pods    
Origin Sambava - Madagascar    
Humidity rate about 30%
Vanillin Content: 1.6%    
Fleshy vanilla bean

Papua New Guinea Vanilla


Vanilla from Papua New Guinea is the cousin of Madagascan vanilla. It offers a whole range of flavors with woody and spicy notes and goes perfectly with your sweet and savory dishes. Sambavanilla's PNG vanilla is sourced directly from Morobe province in the eastern part of the country. Cultivated according to the traditional method and follow the same cycle of preparation as the Madagascar vanilla, they are distinguished from the Madagascar pods by a blacker color and a more woody scent.

Characteristics :    

Pod length: up to 25 cm,
Fresh and unsplitted pods    
Origin Morobe province –Papua New Guinea
Humidity rate about 25%
Vanillin Content: 1.5%    
Dark brown larger pod with more complex notes

Vanuatu vanilla


Vanuatu is located in Oceania between Fiji and New Caledonia. The Sambavanilla’s beans of Vanuatu come from the variety Planifolia, such as Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar and are cultivated on volcanic soils where they developped chocolate and fruity flavors. It is a very famous vanilla and ranked among the best vanilla in the world. Its exceptional aroma and oily nature is the ideal ingredient if you want to make cakes, puddings and ice creams.

Characteristics :    

Pod length: 17-20 cm,
Fresh and unsplitted pods    
Origin Vanuatu
Humidity rate about 25%
Vanillin Content: 1.8%    
Bright black color

As mentioned previously, Sambavanilla only offers you exceptional products! Our vanilla beans selections are available in different batches and packed to stay fresh. You can count on us to obtain natural vanilla and superior quality.