Splits occur either on the vine or during the curing process. They are NOT used beans.
Many commercial producers of vanilla extract prefer split beans over whole beans because they usually (but not always) have a higher vanillin content.
Madagascar is known for growing the best beans in the world! The flavor of these beans is like you would find in vanilla extract that you buy at the supermarket. These Grade B beans are perfect for making vanilla extract. If you wish to slice the beans and scrape out the caviar, we suggest that you purchase the moister Grade A beans.
Common Name: Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans
Grown in: Madagascar
Length: 4 to 5 inches
Grade: B, Extract
Use for making vanilla extract. A pound will make a gallon of vanilla extract.