Since you can see the vanilla bean seeds, this paste adds a gourmet appearance in addition to delicious flavor. Add this paste to homemade ice creams, custards, creme brulee, cakes and icings. Each four-ounce jar contains 8 tablespoons of paste. 1 tablespoon paste = 1 tablespoon vanilla extract = approximately 1 vanilla bean. Our pastry chef customers give this product a big thumbs up!