Vanilla beans

Nutrition Information*
Serving size: 1 whole (4.2g)
Based on a 2000 calorie diet

DV %


Calories: 12.1
Total Sugars: 0.5g
Carb.: 0.5g
Fiber: 0g
Total Fats: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 0g
Sodium: 0.4mg
*Data provided by USDA

Vanilla beans refer to the long, thin seed pods of the vanilla orchid. The beans have a sweet, and slightly smoky or woody flavor once cured.

The beans are initially flavorless. Developing the flavor consists of hand-picking them, and briefly boiling them in water to stop growth. They are then wrapped and cured by heating them in the sun, and sweating them at night for up to 20 days. They are then fermented by air drying for an additional 4 to 6 months

Vanilla beans are often found in recipes that also contain oranges, peaches, red wine and lemons

Recipes with vanilla beans