"Our Pure Vanilla extract is created from the plant species vanilla planifolia. Native to Central America, it is a unique species of vanilla orchid. These orchids are hand pollinated in the morning as soon as the flower opens. Hand pollination allows the flower to produce a long aromatic pod. The pods are harvested by hand, dried, and the macerated and percolated in a solution of pure alcohol, then steeped to infuse the extract with all of the vanillin flavinoids and hundreds of other complex flavonoids exclusive to this Central American Vanilla varietal. This varietal is known for its complex aromas and flavonoids that infuse your baked goods, custards, and creams with the quintessential vanilla profile.