Essential Spice Gourmet Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans are traditionally hand-cured Vanilla Beans from Madagascar. The labor intensive curing and cultivating process is one that the Malagasy people have been perfecting for hundreds of years. The Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans are the most legendary, sought-after beans on the planet, due to their unique & majestic buttery bourbon flavor. They also have, by far, the most Vanillin Content (VC) per bean in the world. They have a very distinguishable rich and creamy flavor. Whole or split beans are most commonly used to flavor creams, custards, and ice cream. In addition, vanilla beans can be used to flavor cakes, tarts, chocolate, and other baked goods. Great for making Home-Made Vanilla Extract!