About Our Vanilla


Ugandan vanilla beans are the creamiest vanilla beans from the planifolia family. The soil and climate of Uganda offer a preferable environment that results in a rich, earthy, and bold vanilla taste with hints of figs and raisins. Just like Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, Ugandan vanilla beans are favored for their natural buttery soft vanilla notes and higher-than-average vanillin content. It makes them ideal for vanilla extracts and recipes for dark chocolate or intense vanilla-based desserts.

Apart from a profound flavourful homemade vanilla extract – Ugandan vanilla beans are used in desserts, muffins, tarts, fruit pies, and pastries that contain creamy dark chocolates. Buy our best quality Ugandan Grade A & B vanilla beans and experience its authentic flavors.

We are obsessed with these vanilla beans for the vastness of their flavor and our passion for supporting community and families in Uganda. 


Ugandan vanilla beans, also known as the green-gold from the pearl of Africa, are a fantastic addition to the world’s most beloved vanilla flavor. After saffron, vanilla is the most expensive spice due to the high-labor expenditure and strenuous activities involved in cultivation.

Uganda’s rich fertile land is appropriate for producing high-quality vanilla beans. Uganda beans are notable among the consumers for their high vanillin content and are distinguishingly different compared to other vanilla bean peers. 

About Uganda

Uganda produces some of the best-grade vanilla pods in the world market. It’s perfectly positioned to capture vanilla glory and is the only country that can harvest vanilla twice annually. The communities in Uganda stay busy almost year-round to fertilize, grow, harvest, cure, ferment, and prepare vanilla for export. 

About Vanilla

Vanilla is the fruit of an orchid plant that grows into a long, dark brown bean pod. Though there are hundreds of varieties of vanilla orchids available, the vanilla that we love comes from just one variety – Vanilla Planifolia. This essential ingredient not just counts flavor, but also connects body and soul to a dish. 

The vanilla beans are used in countless dessert delicacies and recipes  – from pastries, cakes, ice cream, pudding to sugar cookies. And, there’s a reason to call it a luxury good – it’s an exhibition of intensive labor harvesting and time. 

  • It takes three years for a vine to reach its maturity and begin to flower. And the flower blooms for just one day. The farmers pollinate the flowers by hand on the same day it blooms. Successful pollination of one flower provides a 6- to 8-inch pod that takes approximately 8 to 9 months to ripen. So, producing vanilla is a highly labor-intensive process.
  • The next step is curing the vanilla beans. The farmers start by blanching them in hot water. It speeds the ripening process and activates the enzymes to develop into a typical aromatic vanilla flavor. Next, the beans are tightly rolled in wool blankets and stored in an airtight container. This process is repeated for up to two months, and again they are air-dried for another 3 to 4 weeks. The final step involves wrapping the dried beans in wax paper and sealing them in a closed box for at least one additional month. 
  • Grade A Vanilla Beans V/S Grade B Vanilla Beans
    Key details about Grade A and Grade B Vanilla Beans.We offer you Grade A and Grade B Vanilla beans which can be used for cooking, baking, preparing extracts, and much more. You can read about the same in the product description (it is well described here).

    Grade A Vanilla Beans- Also called prime or gourmet Vanilla Beans are perfectly moist and oily. The physical characteristic of Grade A Vanilla Beans, like 6–8-inch length, presence of moisture is 30-35%, and weigh approx 7.5 beans per oz, This vanilla is visually attractive and can be a feature ingredient in gourmet cuisine.

    Grade B Vanilla Beans- Also called Extract grade. These are less moist, roughly 15-25%, and like 6-8-inch length, weigh around 9.5 beans per oz.

     Now, the vanilla is ready to use and you can consider buying them in bulk. 



    • Culinary Purpose: When you receive your order, our vanilla beans are already ready to use. Use the vanilla caviar in instant recipes like custards, cake mixes, batters, cookie & shortbread mixes, pastry, icing and frosting, toffees, cakes, milkshakes, and smoothies.
    • Industrial Purpose: Vanilla beans and extracts account for a significant share of the dairy and food industry. Vanilla extracts mainly consist of vanillin, which are flavorful constituents of vanilla pods. Our carefully vanilla extracts add flavor to food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. You can use our specially designed vanilla extract calculator for help.

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