Our Vanilla Powder is made from whole, raw, Organic vanilla beans, sun dried and pulverized to a fine powder. It lasts indefinitely and some say, gets better with age. All vanilla beans are cured using a natural fermentation process. This intense Vanilla is stronger than most extracts. (Use about ¼ teaspoon of Vanilla Powder in place of a teaspoon of extract.) It is undiluted, unadulterated vanilla with no alcohol or sugar added. It does not dissipate in cooking. It is the key ingredient for cooked or raw desserts, not to mention Chocolate! Vanilla vines can actually grow on Chocolate trees. Try it in hot chocolate or in tea. Use it in Nut Milks, Chia pudding, Raw pies, etc.. Once you have this spice in your kitchen you will never want to be with out it. It is simply addictive and so easy to use! Vanilla stimulates general feelings of well being. It is a known mood enhancer in aroma therapy. Vanilla is used medicinally to calm nerves and an upset stomach, its soothing fragrance helps to relax in moments of stress and anxiety.