Mexican vanilla is a rich marriage of sweet and woody notes with a deep, spicy character, similar to clove or nutmeg. Using our proprietary cold extraction process, we carefully draw out the over 300 distinctive flavor components inherent in the bean. The resulting origin-specific extract works especially well with chocolate, citrus fruits, cinnamon, cloves and other warm spices. The vanilla's spiciness also enables it to complement the spice of tomato sauces, barbecue sauces and salsas, smoothing out their heat and acidity. Even more, substitute in place of Madagascar bourbon pure vanilla extract and see what kind of culinary twist it gives to your favorite recipes, including cookies, cakes and ice creams. One tablespoon of vanilla extract is equivalent to one vanilla bean.