The use of Vanilla reaches far beyond dairy products in the food industry. It is added to beverages, commercial baking products, also used in aromatherapy and the perfume production.
At Tobien Trading we offer conventional as well as organic Vanilla from different origins like Bourbon, Indonesia, Mexico, PNG and Sri Lanka as Vanilla beans (whole or in different cuts), in powder, extract or even the seeds themselves.
The Vanilla pods are filled with thousands of tiny black seeds which have a delicate Vanilla flavour. Due to the size of the Vanilla seeds, they are commercially used in the food industry for texture and appearance.
The cultivation and harvest of the vanilla seed pods from the Orchid Vanilla planifolia is already very labor-intense. To harvest these seeds an extra process is needed. To separate the seeds from the dried pods a vibrating sieve is used.