Nielsen-Massey Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanillla Extract is made from the highest quality certified organic vanilla beans and pure, certified organic alcohol. As in the production of Nielsen-Massey's traditional Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla, the organic product uses their unique cold extraction process. This time-consuming procedure slowly and gently extracts the maximum flavor from the vanilla beans without heat damaging the delicate flavors. The process can take up to five weeks to complete. The result is an organic vanilla extract with the creamy, sweet, smooth, mellow vanilla flavor that customers worldwide have come to associate with Nielsen-Massey's premium products.