It may look small, but even one Organic Vanilla Bean is mighty! Rare and expensive, vanilla "beans" are actually seed pods of the vanilla orchid, which grows on winding vines and often must be hand-pollinated. It contributes an unmistakable fragrance and flavor: sweetly spicy, complex, delicate, and comforting. Once you've scraped the seeds and oils out of this vanilla bean for cooking or baking, don't throw away the pod. Add them to a jar of vodka for homemade vanilla extract, or to a sealed container of sugar to create your own vanilla sugar.