Simply Organic

Simply Organic Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract 4 fl. oz.

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Nothing but pure, organic vanilla extracted from premium Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans (Vanilla planifolia), with organic alcohol as the extracting agent and flavor carrier, and a little water as the liquid base. This is REAL vanilla. No GMOs. No sugar. No fake color. No fake flavor. Certified Organic by QAI. Kosher Certified by KSA. Gluten Free Certified by GFCO. Warm, drool-worthy aroma. Deep amber color. Rich flavor so smooth and naturally sweet, Cook's Illustrated voted it the #1 Vanilla Extract in 2018. We believe it's the best pure vanilla extract you'll find.

We get our Well Earth vanilla from small-scale farmers in Madagascar who are organized into a self-governing cooperative. Their vanilla processing is very decentralized, with the majority of the blanching and curing being done by the farmers themselves, providing good quality beans with an excellent flavor profile.

This item is not available for expedited shipping and must be shipped via ground service.

Packaging may vary — same Simply Organic® quality, now in a new standout look. 

Organic Vanilla Bean Extractives in Water, Organic Alcohol.

Suggested Uses

Along with being a must for baked goods, pure vanilla is the ideal no-sugar flavor enricher for smoothies and protein shakes. And, when did you last have real, homemade vanilla ice cream? Our vanilla extract makes even that worth the effort. But did you know it's an excellent addition to more savory fare, like our stuffed acorn squash, roasted tomato bruschetta and vanilla bourbon glazed salmon? Try it for yourself.
UPC 089836185327
Weight 0.65Lb
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Quality Starts at the Source

Imitators are everywhere. But no amount of artificial flavors, sugar or preservatives can help these cheap substitutes match the taste or experience of using pure, organic Madagascar vanilla in your kitchen.

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Pure Vanilla

Pure vanilla comes from the beans (or pods) of Vanilla planifolia, an orchid that grows in tropical climates. Flowers are carefully pollinated and each bean is harvested by hand. Once picked, they take up to 9 months to cure, sweat, dry and mature.

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Imitation Vanilla

Imitation vanilla is created in a lab — often from paper manufacturing waste streams or petrochemicals — to create a synthetic vanilla flavor, fast and cheap.

What the Label is Really Telling You


Indicates that no other ingredients besides vanilla have been used to simulate vanilla flavor.

Madagascar Vanilla

A premium designation indicating the product comes from the island of Madagascar — considered by many to be the world’s premier vanilla growing region.

USDA Certified Organic

The product meets strict regulatory guidelines to ensure it is produced in compliance with organic practices and does not contain ingredients that are artificial or genetically modified.


An unregulated marketing term that can include ingredients that are heavily processed, such as high-fructose corn syrup.

With Other Natural Flavors

A phrase sometimes used to disguise products made with real vanilla that have been heavily diluted with water, sugar and other ingredients to reduce costs. Always check the label to see what it’s made from.

What Makes Organic Vanilla Special?


And when it comes to organic vanilla from Simply Organic®,  there are no shortcuts. From start to finish, it can take over a year to grow, hand-harvest and meticulously hand-cure each crop. It’s a delicate and time-intensive art form perfected over generations and preserved by Simply Organic’s growing partners — a rarity in today’s world.

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Organic Vanilla makes up 15% of 
the world’s total vanilla supply.

What To Look For

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