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Amazon Tonka Beans

Brazil

A fascinating spice that blends notes of Papua vanilla, almond and frangipane. A remarkable quality to discover. Simply grate your Tonka Beans into your creams, syrups, rum arranger and savoury dishes to sublimate your recipes. A remarkable spice, a COUP DE FOUDRE! (100g equals about 60 Tonka beans).

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Poultry, Fish/Seafood, Desserts, Chocolate, Creams, Syrups.

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Freshness packet - DUO 12/2025

Origin - Plantations

Brazil - Harvested by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon

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What is the Tonka Bean?

The Tonka be an is the seed contained in the fruit of the Dypterix Odorata, a tree that can reach 30 meters high. It is also known as coumarou, coumaron or coumarin.

Once ripe, the fruit falls from the top of the canopy onto the ground and is collected and dried. When opening the fruit, which resembles a small mango, one discovers ebony-coloured beans.

Did you know that? The main aromatic molecule of the tonka bean, coumarin, when saturated with essential oils, crystallizes on the surface, a sign of excellent quality (frosted tonka bean).

The harvest of Tonka Beans from Amazonia

The Dipteryx Odorata is an emerging tree (which stands out from the other trees) that is also called Brazilian teak. It can reach almost 30 meters.

The tonka bean tree needs well-drained soil and a tropical climate. It is in bloom from March to May. The harvest extends from June to September depending on the region. The whole ripening process lasts one year. The bean is black in colour.

To harvest the bean that is called in Brazil "Cumaru", the shell must be broken. A good quality tonka bean is about 3 cm long and 1 cm wide.

David Vanille's choice: What makes the difference between the Tonka Beans from Brazil that I offer you, and the others? These Tonka Beans have been imported directly from Amazonia (via Sao Paulo). I asked my collector to select only the rarest quality, the largest beans, ebony in color. They develop aromas of caramel, vanilla and coffee

My goal: to offer you a quality not found elsewhere in stores or on the Internet

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The origins of the tonka bean

The tonka bean is native to Latin America. We find the first written traces of its name in 1775. It is a French scientist, Jean-Baptiste Aublet, who introduced it to Mauritius by planting Brazilian teak.

In the 19th century, Alexander Von Humbold discovered the tonka bean in an original way. During a trip to Venezuela, he was astonished by the pleasant smell of freshly washed linen. The natives told him their secret: the tonka bean.

Long neglected in our kitchens, the tonka bean was mainly used in baking. Today, it has established itself as a bewitching spice and seduces the greatest chefs.

The tonka bean today

The production of the tonka bean is highly dependent on the climate. At present, it varies between 60 and 100 tons per year. One tree can produce about 15 kilos of beans per year.

Did you know that? Coumarin is obtained from the tonka bean in the form of crystals when the beans are dried.

Other uses

The tonka bean isn't just for cooking. It contains a substance, coumarin, which is one of the essential components in the manufacture of certain perfumes and cosmetics. Some tobacco companies also use it to flavor their tobacco. The tonka bean is also used to perfume clothes by slipping small bags of beans into linen cloths.

The tonka bean is also considered a good luck charm by the Amazonian Indians.

Did you know that? Guerlinade, the perfume created by Jacques Guerlain in 1921, contains tonka bean, which gives it this olfactory richness with sweet and gourmand notes.

How do you use tonka bean in cooking?

While Brazilian Tonka Bean has an aromatic palette oriented towards sweet and sensual notes that spontaneously make us into tasty sweet desserts, you can also use it in many savory recipes.

You will be able to use it in all recipes requiring the use of vanilla. As far as its dosage is concerned, you will have to be sparing with the Tonka Bean from Brazil, as its aromatic power will be even stronger when your preparation is cooled. In this respect, it can be said that Brazilian Tonka Bean is undeniably an economical spice!

Tip: Play with the low temperature maceration of your Tonka Beans. You will work miracles!

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Our recipe ideas with tonka bean

Would you like to discover the soft and sweet aromas of the tonka bean in your kitchen? Here are a few culinary ideas that should please you!

The starter: Carpaccio of scallops

A light entry that respects the product! The tonka bean brings an aroma of almond and vanilla. Thinly slice your scallops, salt, pepper and grate a little tonka bean. A delight!

The dish : Duck breast with pepper and tonka sauce

A rustic dish that is softened with a few broken tonka beans. Slice in the fat of the duck breast. Make a notch along the length of your duck breast without cutting it completely in half. Insert some well seasoned semi-cooked foie gras. Cook the duck breast skin-side down on a high heat. Once cooked, grate some tonka beans in the meat juice. Add a few black pepper berries. Leave to thicken. Coat your duck breast with the sauce. Serve with a few small roasted potatoes.

Dessert: Grilled exotic fruit and tonka beans skewer

Pineapple, mango, peaches... here, fruit is eaten hot. Cut them into squares and prick them on a skewer. Grill them over high heat. They must remain firm. Add a little grated tonka bean after grilling. It will add a gourmet note to this light dessert.

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How to store the tonka bean?

The tonka bean should bekept in an airtight container, preferably a jar. It should be kept dry, away from heat and light. The tonka bean is grated like a nut meg and can be put back in its container once opened.

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Yves R. published the 14/01/2021 following an order made on 01/01/2021

4/5

Une fève très parfumée pour la pâtisserie je recommande

Aurélie H. published the 11/01/2021 following an order made on 18/12/2020

5/5

Hâte de m'en servir.

Laurent S. published the 09/01/2021 following an order made on 26/12/2020

5/5

La qualité est terrible

Martine M. published the 06/01/2021 following an order made on 19/12/2020

5/5

A découvrir

Patrick V. published the 05/01/2021 following an order made on 25/12/2020

5/5

Aussi tôt reçues aussi tôt utilisées et j’adore ! Ce parfum et ce goût m’avait manqué.

Françoise B. published the 30/12/2020 following an order made on 23/12/2020

4/5

Pas encore essayé mais à l'aspect ça paraît très bien

Bellara B. published the 30/12/2020 following an order made on 22/12/2020

5/5

Excellent produit.

Celine G. published the 30/12/2020 following an order made on 16/12/2020

5/5

La fève tonka est top

Ahmed B. published the 29/12/2020 following an order made on 21/12/2020

5/5

Je ne connaissais pas le produit je voulais le découvrir aucune référence pour le comparer mais pour moi il est très bon..

Matthieu D. published the 29/12/2020 following an order made on 20/12/2020

5/5

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