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Vanilla Bean Grades?

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racer x Feb 8, 2011 07:57 AM

What's the low-down on grades of vanilla beans?
Is grading standardized? Or it is up to the exporter / importer / purveyor?
What's the grade based on? Flavor? Size? Appearance?
Do higher-grade beans have more intense or more potent vanilla flavors?

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