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Indonesian Planifolia Gourmet Grade-A Vanilla Beans
For Extract And Baking
1/4 lb, 1/2 lb, 1 lb, 2 lb



INDONESIAN GOURMET GRADE A VANILLA BEANS - The quality for all the gourmet grade A Vanilla Beans are the same (except the measuring unit)! Buy this by pounds.

We offer beautiful Indonesian grade A vanilla beans that are of V. Planifolia species. The fragrance notes of cream and butter, are pliable, soft, and lovely! Grade A vanilla beans are ideal for baking, ice cream, pudding, and making vanilla extract. Gourmet Vanilla Planifolia Pods are incredibly pungent, sweet, and oily. For unique smokiness and woody flavour, Indonesian Vanilla Beans stand apart from the rest. Just like Madagascar Bourbon Extract Grade-B Vanilla Beans, they are popular for their special characteristics. 

The smoky flavour of the beans is the best choice for chocolate and barbecue sauces making it perfect for richer desserts or recipes. Put some caramel or star anise on any dishes you make with vanilla and allow the beans a chance to really shine!


Indonesian Planifolia vanilla beans offer a unique experience of vanilla beans’ flavour and aromatic profile derived from the sun-dried technique used by the farmers. The vanilla beans are hand-picked at the peak of their freshness, they produce caviar that you can’t match with any other. Due to their versatile nature, Indonesian Grade A vanilla beans are perfect for commercial and residential uses. Buy our gourmet vanilla beans from the online store in bulk at wholesale price

Indonesian vanilla beans are long and have a rich, woody, and earthy aroma. The creamy texture and smooth flavour of natural vanilla have a slight touch of fruit-like notes. The Indonesian Planifolia beans grow in the Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku & Papua region, containing a stronger floral aroma and earthy flavour. 

About Indonesia

Indonesia continues to supply US manufacturing and local business with top-quality vanilla beans in Grade A/Grade B. Some say that the volcanic soil and geographic locations in Indonesia have the blessing of excessive vanilla production, next to Madagascar. The distinctive flavour and aromatic profile of the particular style of vanilla Planifolia pods are derived from the curing process utilized in Indonesia. The perfect sunlight helps the vanilla beans to dry that hold up remarkably well in heated applications. 

Since our launch, sustainability is the best ethic we have adopted. That’s why we thoroughly check our vanilla beans to ensure the quality of your vanilla beans bulk. We guarantee every shipment of vanilla beans bulk you receive will be 100% fresh, affordable, and delivered on time. 

About Vanilla Beans

Vanilla beans grow in tropical regions around the world, where year-round warm temperature and sufficient rainfall creates soil conditions suitable for proper growth. When they are harvested, they are actually green instead of brown. 

Cultivating a quality vanilla bean is a laborious process. The labour-intensive task makes the vanilla bean the second most expensive spice after saffron. Besides, the poor weather conditions lead to shorter production that boosts the cost of vanilla beans in the global market. 

If you have any questions about our vanilla beans and extracts, please contact us or leave an email. We will contact you as early as possible. 

Stages of Vanilla Harvesting

Stages of vanilla harvesting need a delicate balance between moisture and average temperature:

  • Beans are cut from the stem with the help of a sharp knife. This is the time when they are green and odourless. 

  • Farmers use their traditional curing method to cure perfectly flavourful Vanilla beans.

  • During the day the vanilla pods are kept in the sun wrapping in blankets at night for the step known as “sweating.” It brings out their inherent flavour and aroma. 

  • Then comes drying. Here the vanilla beans are laid out into the hot sun all day and then brought inside at night when their moisture content is down to 18%-35%. 

  • Once dried, next comes grading. The beans are graded depending on their shape, quality, and moisture content into various categories like “grade-A”, “grade B”, “gourmet”, “black”, etc. Indonesian Grade-A and Grade-B vanilla beans are based on moisture content, while “gourmet vanilla beans” or “black” are much more subjective. 

It takes up to four years from planting the vanilla bean to the final product packaging. That’s why vanilla beans are one of the most complicated fruits on our planet.  


Each bean is individually inspected to ensure that quality standards are met. After a thorough inspection, we seal the vanilla beans in the pouches, depending on the weight and bean quantity. 

Our other products: Gourmet (Pompona) Mexican Cure Vanilla Beans, Ugandan Grade-A Gourmet Vanilla Beans For Extract And Baking, Madagascar Bourbon Grade-A Gourmet Vanilla Beans, Madagascar Bourbon Extract Grade-B Vanilla Beans, and more. 

Indonesian Gourmet Grade A Vanilla Beans Facts

  • Origin: Indonesia

  • Gourmet Vanilla Planifolia is at least 14+ cm in length.

  • Grade A vanilla pods have no splits and tears. 

  • 25-30 percent moisture content.

  • Vanillin content: 1.5 – 2 %

  • Indonesian Vanilla is known for being sweet and smoky.

  • Packaging: Vacuumed sealed bag


  • Culinary Purpose: The Indonesian blend is a good vanilla extract for baking as the flavour is rich, creamy, and more stable. Vanilla bean extracts are added in Asian and Continental cuisine as the smokiness adds an unexpected flavour.

  • Industrial Purpose: Vanilla is one of the most well-known spices useful in the world and for commercial purposes. The vanilla beans or vanilla extracts are used in various perfumes, aromatherapy, cosmetics, and more. The volatile compound called vanillin enhances the taste and aroma of food.  


  • Storage: Experts recommend submerging beans in 70-90 proof alcohol if you want to keep the beans soft and supple and prevent mold growth for a really long time. Storing beans in the refrigerator or freezer is not a good idea. Rather, you can vacuum seal the beans. Even though it is not a permanent storage method just like alcohol, it will easily extend the shelf life for up to a year. If stored outside of alcohol, vanilla beans can react differently in different environments and temperatures. For more information in this regard, read our blogs. how to store vanilla beans blog. If you want to know how much vanilla extract you will need to make a dish, using a vanilla extract calculator might be helpful. 

  • Re-use vanilla pods: Store the empty pods. They are helpful for you. You can make vanilla sugar with the help of the pods. The recipe is straightforward. Take a jar and place 2-3 crushes vanilla bean pods in it and use a proportion of 3/4th cup sugar for one pod. That's it! Place them together for one to two weeks, and they will be ready for use. You can make Vanilla Powder.

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