One organic bourbon vanilla pod, kept in a glass
tube to preserve the aroma.
The Naturata vanilla pod are genuine bourbon
- Valuable ingredients:
Bourbon vanilla pod*
- Jar, 1St
- Packaging material:
- Glass, PE
- Storage advice:
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- Origin of the raw material:
- Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Comoros
- 100% bio
- EWG 834/2007 standard
- Not EU farming
Average nutritional value & analysis results per 100 g:
- 975 kJ / 233 kcal
of which saturates
of which sugars
- 3,3 g
- < 0,1 g
- Sesame Seeds
- not contained
- traces possible
The yellowish-green blossoms of the vanilla
plant open between November and January
for just a few hours in the morning and are
pollinated by hand. If they are not pollinated
in this brief period, they fall off the plant
the same day. During the next approx. four
weeks, the fertilized blossom develops an
up to 20-cm long ovary. At this stage, the
ripe, greenish-yellow vanilla pods have no
aroma and are also harvested by hand. To
prevent natural maturation, they are immersed
in hot water (for approx. three minutes at
70 °C) and then sweated in a box for one
day. After this, the drying and fermentation
process begins, which lasts several months.
During the fermentation process, the vanilla
pods first turn yellowish, then dark brown
and finally develop their unmistakable aroma.
No chemicals are used during the entire
production process for Naturata bourbon vanilla products. Genuine vanilla has a very
soft and pleasant, aromatic flavour. Alongside
sugar, fat and minerals, the fermented
vanilla pod contains more than 130 aromatic
substances. Vanillin is primarily responsible
for the typical vanilla flavour. In the fresh fruit,
vanillin is bound to sugar molecules. It is not
until during fermentation that this bond is
dissolved and the vanilla aroma is released.
Some aromatic substances, which are also
known as secondary plant substances, are
present only as traces in the vanilla fruit.
They determine the complex taste of genuine
Tips for preparation
Prior to use, scrape the vanilla seeds carefully
out of the pod.
The seeds of the vanilla pod enhance cakes,
biscuits, desserts, chocolate drinks, sweet sauces,
whipped cream and sugar.