São Tomé Vanilla
When high-quality vanilla beans like these, less of the bean is needed to flavor recipes. 1/3 of a vanilla bean is enough for a dessert that serves 4 to 6 people.
To use : split the bean in half lengthwise with a small, sharp knife. Use the back of the knife to scrape out the tiny seeds inside each half of the bean, then add the seeds to the recipe as directed.
- Origin São Tomé-et-Principe
- Storage / Use Sealed in its glass tube, in a cool, dark, dry place.
The words of Mathilde Rœllinger
The result is vanilla with a cocoa nib, red berry, and a hint of violet fragrance.
The São Tomé and Príncipe archipelago is in the Gulf of Guinea, 200 km off the coast of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The vanilla industry ground to a halt in the 2010s.
The archipelago is renowned for its cocoa and coffee production and biodiversity conservation.