How long does Vanilla shelf life?


Vanilla shelf life

Shelf life is the period of time, that we use the product under the defined conditions. Therefore, Vanilla products also have a shelf life.

Vanilla Beans

Gourmet Vanilla beans will keep for at least a year or two if you can store properly (closed container in a cool, dry place).

NOTE: Avoid storing them in the refrigerator, as this may encourage mold to grow.

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract will keep for at least five years or forever if you can store properly (sealed container in a cool, dark place). Artificial vanilla for two-four years

NOTE: Do not refrigerate or freeze, even after opening.

In conclusion, vanilla self-life varies with the store’s condition and packaging.

Alex Lee is an author, educator, culinary historian, and contributor of The Vanilla Miracle Company (, He contributes to making a better and sustainable environment of the Vanilla farmers and their economy worldwide.

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1 Comment
    • Jenson Bo
    • May 25, 2020

    You are 100% correct and vanilla beans can be stored in air tight container any time. And do not put in refrigerator. It sucks. However I’ll try your company vanilla beans next time. Thanks for sharing information.

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