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Our Nyanza Vanilla is grown in the hills around Nyanza (aka Lake Victoria) in Tanzania, where the altitude, rich soil and temperate climate produce an especially rich, sweet vanilla.
The DIY Vanilla Extract Kit contains chopped-up, vine-ripened split pods, perfect for making your own vanilla extract. We have 10 grams of chopped vanilla and room to add 100ml of your favorite spirit.
Fill the jar with the vodka, whiskey or rum and let it infuse for at least a month, but it only gets better with time. Top off frequently, and use as you'd use any other vanilla extract.
Vanilla is the fruit of a flowering vine. It takes as long as a decade for a vine to begin to produce fruit, and the white orchid flowers must be pollinated by hand. The pods grow in small bunches like bananas, and they take 6-9 months to ripen. After harvesting, they're cured in wooden boxes, where they turn from green to brown and develop their characteristic rich, complex aroma.
In a climate and terroir similar to that of Madagascar, they develop a deep, rich aroma and flavor. We prefer the vine-ripened pods (standard pods are often picked slightly underripe as a shortcut) for their stronger, sweeter, more concentrated flavor.
In the photos, you can see the nearly-ripe vanilla pods, the vanilla flower, and the vanilla vines.
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Love this Vanilla!
I love this vanilla! I use it in my oatmeal and cooking. It smells so good when I open the jar
Not ordering it again.
Good product but way overpriced. I found better stuff on Amazon. I have lots of your little jars and love the pepper. But the grinder broke too soon.
Nyanza Vanilla Extract Kit
Lovely DIY spice. I added rum to my vanilla pods (most folks add vodka) and the taste is so delicious in my baked goods. Fun to give as a gift too
Nyanza Vanilla Extract
I’ve only use it once. It has a great flavor so far. I’m looking into more recipes to experiment with it.