Madagascan Exhausted Vanilla Seeds are the seeds from pods that have been previously used in the production of Vanilla Extract.

The Exhausted Pods are dried and sieved to separate the seeds and the seeds are then steam sterilised.

These Exhausted Seeds will give a very mild vanilla flavour and are mainly used for texture and visual appearance.

They are extensively used in the ice cream industry and by chocolatiers, also being used in bakeries, beverages and confectionery.

Available sizes: 250gr / 1kg

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The beans are picked around July time and produce their next orchid flower in December, which then has to be hand pollinated.  The curing process takes between 6-9 months and involves several labour-intensive heating and drying processes.
Vanilla plants grown from seed take 3-5 years before they can produce pods.
Probably not. The vanilla plant is a climbing vine that prefers high humidity and warm temperatures. Not easily achievable in the UK.
Lay the vanilla bean down on a flat chopping board. Using a sharp knife, cut the bean open from top to bottom without cutting all the way through. Open the bean out and use the back of the knife and run it down the length of the split pod to scrape out the seeds.