The vanilla beans used in this gourmet gluten-free vanilla
extract are grown in the lush climate of Papua New Guinea
without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
The plump vanilla beans used for this extract are dried
naturally by the sun.
Unlike most vanilla extracts on the market, Singing
Dog Vanilla contains no sugar.
Singing Dog Vanilla is committed to bringing top
quality, gourmet vanilla products to chefs, bakers and
cooks that believe in using only the best ingredients in
their creations. Singing Dog Vanilla Extract has a rich,
fragrant aroma and superior flavor profile. Singing Dog
has been supplying gourmet vanilla to top restaurants and
bakeries and is now available to the home user as well.
Singing Dog Vanilla has been approved by the Feingold
Association as being safe for consumption by people with
Singing Dog Vanilla™ is committed to supporting
sustainable agriculture and rewarding those farmers that
grow their crops in an ecologically responsible manner.
A portion of all sales are shared with our partner
farmers in Papua New Guinea in order to advance
sustainable growing practices and a better family life
Vanilla is a tropical orchid, it bears the only edible
fruit of the orchid family, the largest family of
flowering plants in the world. Although there are about
150 varieties of vanilla, only two species produce
commercially viable vanilla beans: Planifolia (Bourbon)
Vanilla grows within the 20-degree band either side of
the Equator and is native to the Americas. It is the
world's most labor-intensive agricultural crop, which is
why it is so expensive. It will take up to three years
after the vines are planted before the first flowers
appear. The flowers must be hand-pollinated within a few
hours of blooming in order for the plant to bear fruit.
The fruits, which resemble big green beans, must remain
on the vine for nine months before they are ripe enough to
pick. When the beans are harvested, they have neither
flavor nor fragrance. The distinctive vanilla aroma that
is familiar to all only develops when the beans are cured.
This curing process takes several months.