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The Madagascar Baobab fruit

The Baobab fruit is an versatile superfood that offers numerous health benefits. As a powder, it can be easily incorporated into various dishes, drinks, and cooking oils extracted from its seeds. Additionally, consuming it as a dried fruit is a way to obtain its many nutritional benefits.
Published 14th March 2024

Tsy Taitry, a Planifolia & Pompona hybrid

Tsy Taitry, a cross-pollination between the native Mexican Pompona and the Madagascan Planifolia, are longer and plumper than Planifolia vanilla beans and are available in Gourmet quality, Extract grade and as Cuts & Splits as well as in vanilla powder form.
Published 28th February 2024

Madagascar Vanilla Tour

Whether you're on a mission to buy vanilla or simply curious about of how natural vanilla is cultivated and produced, we are happy to take you on a guided tour to one of our plantations followed by a visit to our facility where green vanilla beans are transformed into black fragrant pods.
Published 11th May 2022

Cacao harvest 2022

The first crop of cacao from our region this year comes from along the Bemarivo (river) where it grows in a naturally organic multi-crop environment among clove, turmeric, pepper, mango, guyabano, banana, cola, guava, vanilla and more.
Published 23rd January 2022

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

We wish our friends and customers, partners and everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022.
Published 21st December 2021

Cinnamon harvest 2021

Our cinnamon is harvested in the Atsinanana region on the east coast of Madagascar. The type of cinnamon is the True Ceylon variety, which is the highest quality by gourmet standards as well as if consumed as a health supplement.
Published 28th October 2021

Vanilla export license 2021-2023

To maintain the high standard of Madagascar's vanilla exports, licenses for vanilla exporters are awarded to selected and qualified vanilla operators.
Published 28th October 2021

Vanilla honey paste recipe

Replace the sugary coffee syrup with a healthy alternative, sweeten your breakfast yoghurt, cereal, morning and afternoon tea, pour over a crepe, pancake and other desserts.
Published 17th August 2021

Black and white pepper harvest 2021

Our black peppers are hand-picked shortly before the fruit is ripe and thereafter sun-dried for about two weeks. Our white pepper is from the same vine but picked when fully ripe. Our fresh white and black peppers of the season are now available to order.
Published 21st June 2021

Vanillin and humidity laboratory tests 2021

An independent laboratory analysis of Black gourmet vanilla, TK, Red vanilla (Europe), Red vanilla (US), vanilla cuts and vanilla powder all reveal excellent results.
Published 26th March 2021

Vanilla powder

Our naturally organic vanilla powder ground from fresh vanilla cuts offers a wide range of uses in food flavouring and home baking.
Published 29th January 2021

Grade-C vanilla cuts analysis 2020

An analysis of our Grade-C vanilla bean cuts from the 2020 harvest yields lower vanillin and humidity levels than Grade-A and Grade-B. Grade-C is nonetheless suitable for food manufacturing as well as grinding into vanilla powder and use in non-food products, essential oils etc.
Published 27th November 2020

Grade-B vanilla bean analysis 2020

An analysis of our Grade-B vanilla beans from the 2020 harvest reveals especially high vanillin content in relation to its relatively low level of humidity.
Published 27th November 2020

Grade-A vanilla bean analysis 2020

An analysis of our gourmet-quality vanilla beans from the 2020 harvest reveals perfectly balanced vanillin and humidity levels.
Published 5th November 2020

Vanilla harvest 2020

With the completion of the season's vanilla harvest, sun-drying, selection and preparation process, our freshest vanilla beans of the season are available for export.
Published 10th September 2020

Madagascar Spices is Fairtrade certified

Maintaining good relations with our suppliers, independent farmers, employees and temporary staff alike is part of our philosophy.
Published 24th July 2020

Three Coronavirus cases detected in Madagascar

Three passengers from France to Antananarivo on separate flights on 17th, 18th and 19th March were diagnosed with the Coronavirus. All international passenger flights have thereafter been suspended.
Updated 21st March 2020

Vanilla Embroidery

Vanilla embroidery is the art of creating decorative figures from vanilla beans which are especially suitable for displays in boutiques where various vanilla products are sold.
Published 1st March 2020

Vanillanomics - The Volatile Economics of Natural Vanilla in Madagascar

An in-depth editorial by Bloomberg Businessweek about the economics of vanilla and how global trade affects the rural farming communities in northeast Madagascar. Author and Journalist Monte Reel and Photographer Elisabeth Real accompanied Madagascar Spices into the countryside to document the seasonal green vanilla markets.
Published 17th December 2019

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

We wish our customers, friends, partners and everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020.
Published 24th December 2019

Download our print flyer

Our printable leaflets are suitable for distribution, promotion and point-of-sale displays in relation to our vanilla products. Available in English, French and German.
Published 15th December 2019

Madagascar Spices completes ECOCERT verification

Our vanilla products have successfully completed the strict biological analysis by ECOCERT, the leading organic certification organisation since 1991.
Published 12th November 2018