Vanilla Beans and Cocoa

Vanilla Beans and Cocoa  

Vanilla is one of the most popular flavorings in the world. It is used in flavoring most desserts, including ice cream, custard, cake, candy, and pudding. Vanilla is also used to enhance the flavor of beverages and sauces.

Vanilla is one of the most exclusive spices in the world, primarily due to the extensive labour required to grow and process the Vanilla Pods. Its cultivation is a long and labour intensive process taking eight months, from when the farmer hand pollinates each flower, to when Vanilla Beans are ready for harvesting. The pods then undergo several stages of processing including scalding, curing and drying before they are ready for packaging.

Vanilla and Cocoa

Uganda Vanilla Beans and Cocoa Beans

Uganda Bourbon Vanilla Beans

Uganda Bourbon Vanilla Beans are superior, with flavor and aromatic qualities that make these beans the one of the most popular and sought after vanilla variety. The flavor is rich, dark and creamy with an overwhelming sweet, chocolate aroma. These are well suited for many baking recipes, drinks and desserts. If you are trying to decide where to buy vanilla beans then look no further! We know you will agree that our Bourbon Vanilla Beans from Uganda are the best. Available in Wholesale and Bulk amounts.

Using Vanilla to Increase Your Mental Performance

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like the taste of vanilla, but it’s even harder to find someone who knows how powerful vanilla can be for improving cognitive performance. It turns out vanilla is more than a humble flavoring and popular scent for air fresheners – it can also increase your brainpower.
Vanilla has been used for centuries as an antioxidant and cognitive enhancing agent, and for good reason. Vanilla contains chemicals called vanilloids that activate receptors in a similar way to capsaicin, which is well known to reduce inflammation and improve mental performance. As you probably guessed by now, those receptors were named for vanilla, not cayenne!
Vanilla has been used to calm stomach pains, reduce hunger pangs and relieve stress. Europeans believed in vanilla’s abilities to reduce joint pain and help digestion.

Are you  Vanilla importer, Cosmetics  Manufacture, Ice cream Maker, Chocolate Manufacture, or Bakery owner looking for a reliable Vanilla supplier from Africa, Uganda?

As a Vanilla Importer, you will be able to appreciate how organic vanilla in Uganda is grown and cured, and you will also be able to order/buy the right grade of vanilla beans for your clients.

Before considering to grow vanilla on a large scale, your first question is to find out whether you will have market for your product. Take a look at the global Vanilla Market:

Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world, after saffron, due to highly labor-intensive methods of cultivation.

It is also only grown in a few places, such as Madagascar, Uganda, Mexico, Indonesia and China. It requires a warm tropical climate, making it vulnerable to disease and natural disasters. All of this combines to make the global vanilla market one of the world’s most volatile.

World vanilla prices experienced a massive spike after a 2000 cyclone devastated much of the East Asia crop. The sudden drop in supply pushed vanilla prices to nearly $500 per kilogram and led to a rush of new market entrants hoping to take advantage of the now lucrative crop. Too many farmers had the same idea, however, and the market quickly swung back into oversupply. By 2010, prices had dropped to as low as $25 per kg and there was worry about market collapse as farmers could barely earn enough to get by.

Today, vanilla prices are surging upwards again due to drought, fungal attacks and low prices driving many producers out of the market. Export Grade Vanilla could now sell $240-$300 per kg, and there are concerns about hoarding and a lack of supply.

As of December 2016 Cured Vanilla Beans in Uganda were selling between USD240-USD350 per Kg and the beans were relatively scarce. A 2017 Global Vanilla Market report by a Major Vanilla Supplier Nielsen-Massey predicts prices to remain high at around USD400-USD450/Kg for this year. The prediction is based on studying the Madagascar vanilla industry, the Island which produces about 80% of the vanilla beans on the global market.The 2017 global market outlook for Vanilla Beans was made even more volatile going forward when on 7 March Cyclone Enawo made landfall over Sava Region Madagascar destroying nearly 1/3rd of the Vanilla Crop and Displacing over Half a Million people.

In Uganda today, most Vanilla farmers are locked into long term vanilla supply contracts with European buyers and you can hardly find a farmer without market for his Vanilla; so if you have to buy without a contract then you’re likely to pay more than what he earns from the long term buyer.

Uganda today produces some of the finest Vanilla on the World Market and as such some companies have even branded vanilla from Uganda as GOLD:

UGANDA GOLD TM – The New “Gold Standard” in Gourmet Bourbon Vanilla Beans.

These beans are quite simply the finest gourmet Bourbon-style beans we are now seeing in the market – surpassing even the finest Madagascar Bourbon beans we carry. In fact, an independent testing laboratory has reported significantly higher vanillin content in Uganda vanilla beans than any reading we have seen to date on Madagascar beans. Amadeus Vanilla Beans, Los Angeles, Califonia USA

The global vanilla industry outlook clearly shows that Uganda grown vanilla is poised to become a significant player on the World Market.

Size and appearance get the primary importance here, since; there is a direct relationship between the aroma (or vanillin content) and these factors. The beans are classified according to their length as follows:

  • 15 cm and above is grade I
  • 10-15 cm is grade II
  • 10 cm is grade III
  • Splits, cuts and damaged beans are grade IV

This grading of vanilla is meant to cartegorise vanilla according to the moisture content and the possible end use of the vanilla beans.

Grade A Vanilla which is also known as the Gourmet Grade or Prime vanilla beans have a higher moisutre content and are normally used in cooking.The moisture content in Grade A vanilla is around 30% and these beans have plenty of caviar to scrape out. Grade A vanilla beans look very dark in color, pliable and moist.

Grade B vanilla is the Extract Grade ; these beans cured slightly differently and have a moisture content of around 20%. Grade B vanilla beens have a deep reddish-black coloration, and may have slight splits or cuts along the bean. They are very aromatic, but are noticeably drier than the other Grades.