Steenbergs has added to its range of Madagascan Vanilla products with a new organic Vanilla Paste.
Leading on from their Vanilla Extract, which was the UK and Europe’s first organic Fairtrade extract, Steenbergs organic Vanilla Paste combines their vanilla powder and extract into a convenient way to enjoy the vanilla flavour.
Vanilla itself is an exotic spice, coming as it does from the only orchid to yield an edible fruit.
It is only able to grow in a few locations across the world requires labour-intensive nurturing of the pods.
Axel Steenberg, co-founder of the artisan herb and spice company with his wife Sophie, said:
“Steenbergs vanilla comes from Northern Madagascar.
“Here vanilla growers still use traditional farming methods on small plots of 25 vines, pollinating each orchid blossom by hand and then slowly conditioning the pods over a period of three months to create the rich, mellow, intensely perfumed flavour and aroma that we covert.”
However, not only do Steenbergs source the pods from Madagascar, but they have scoured the globe for the optimum Vanilla and can now offer the epicure in five different varieties.
To make the most of the vanilla Steenbergs also offer an organic Vanilla Sugar.
All products and recipes available online at www.steenbergs.co.uk.