What is the best way to store vanilla beans?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by crane, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. crane

    crane

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    I've done a search and some people seem to think that putting them in sugar is a good idea. I would think that storing them is a tightly sealed plastic bag would be better than keeping them in sugar (in terms of keeping their moisture) What about in the refrigerator? or even the freezer?
    I have actually heard of people storing them in containers with raisins to help keep them moist.
    Any thoughts would be great

    Thanks
     
  2. thinkvaio

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    The way i keep them for months,is i put them in a zip lock bag,then wrap them in plastic wrap then freeze them.Ihave no problem with them,they always are moist...:)
     
  3. crane

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    What does anyone else do?
     
  4. momoreg

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    A ziplock in the fridge works for me.
     
  5. panini

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    most inportant! plump beans to start. zip lock air tight after that.
    I've heard the apple slice thing for when they shrink a little but have never had them long enough. I personally would not store beans in sugar. husks, yes, for flavor only. just me.
    Passed on Tahitian the other day 40. a 1/2 75. lb. anyone getting better prices?? offer good till 12-28.