The vanilla bean has approximately 300 unique flavor components. However because many are delicate and occur only in trace amounts they must be extracted carefully. At Lochhead Manufacturing Company we do not use super heated liquids or pressure for our extractions. Instead we use our proprietary cold extraction, slow percolation method to produce all of our vanillas.
Beginning with specially designed chopping machines that do not produce heat, to our custom stainless steel “cool extractors” that operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week- damaging heat and pressure are never introduced into the process. This ensures the rich deep flavor and delicate bouquet of each vanilla bean is passed on unchanged to our vanilla extracts. Our multi-stage cold extraction process takes almost 1 month to complete (as opposed to hours with the high heat method) but it results in truly superior vanillas.
If you’d like more information about our premium cold extracted vanillas, samples, or wish to speak with one of our Vanilla Specialist please contact us.
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