The sweetness of vanilla, the intensity of almond with a caramelized finish. Simply grate your Tonka Beans in your creams, syrups, arranged rum and salted dishes to enhance your recipes
Food pairing: Poultry, Fish / Shellfish / Seafood, Chocolate desserts, cream.
Dosage: Grate the bean until you obtain the desired power
Origin - Plantations : Brazil, harvested by the indigenous populations of the Amazon
Packaging: Reclosable bag - 20g equals about 10-12 Tonka beans.
"Half a Tonka bean makes the difference. A real love at first sight! "
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The Tonka bean is the seed contained in the fruit of Dyptérix Odorata, a tree that can reach 30 metres in height. It is also called coumarou, coumaron or coumarin.
Once ripe, the fruit falls from the top of the canopy to the ground and is picked and dried. When you open the fruit, which looks like a small mango, you discover ebony beans.
Did you know that? The main aromatic molecule of Tonka beans, coumarin, in saturation with essential oils, crystallizes on the surface, a sign of excellent quality (frosted tonka beans).
Dipteryx Odorata is an emerging tree (which surpasses other trees) that is also called Brazilian teak. It can reach nearly 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 entire maturing process lasts one year. The bean is black in colour.
To harvest the bean called "Cumaru" in Brazil, you have to break the hull. A good quality tonka bean measures about 3 cm long by 1 cm wide.
David Vanille's choice: What makes the difference between the Tonka Beans of Brazil that I propose to you, and the others? These Tonka beans were imported directly from the Amazon (via Sao Paulo). I asked my collector to select only the rarest quality, the largest ebony beans. They develop aromas of caramel, vanilla and coffee
My goal: to offer you a quality that is not available elsewhere in the store or on the Internet
The tonka bean is native to Latin America. The first written records of his name were found in 1775. It was a French scientist, Jean-Baptiste Aublet, who introduced it to Mauritius by planting a Brazilian teak tree.
In the 19th century, Alexander Von Humbold discovered the tonka bean in an original way. During a trip to Venezuela, he was surprised by the pleasant smell of freshly washed laundry. The natives told him their secret: the tonka bean.
Long neglected in our kitchens, tonka beans were mainly used in pastries. Today, it is an enchanting spice that seduces the greatest chefs.
The production of tonka beans is highly dependent on the climate. Currently, it fluctuates between 60 and 100 tonnes per year. A tree can produce about 15 kilos of beans per year.
Did you know that? Coumarin comes from the tonka bean in the form of crystals during the drying of the beans.
Tonka beans are not only used in 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. Tonka beans are also used to perfume the linen by slipping small bags of beans into the linens.
The tonka bean is also considered a lucky charm by Amazonian Indians.
Did you know that? Guerlinade, the perfume created by Jacques Guerlain in 1921, contains tonka bean, which gives it its rich olfactory richness with sweet and gourmet notes.
If the Tonka Bean from Brazil has an aromatic palette oriented towards sweet and sensual notes that spontaneously make us into delicious sweet desserts, you can also use it in many savoury recipes.
You can use it in any recipe that requires the use of vanilla. As far as its dosage is concerned, you should be careful with the Tonka Bean from Brazil, as its aromatic power will be even stronger when your preparation cools down. In this respect, it can be said that the Tonka Bean from Brazil is undeniably an economic spice!
Tip: Play with the low temperature maceration of your Tonka Beans. You will work miracles!
Would you like to discover the sweet and sweet aromas of tonka bean in your kitchen? Here are some culinary ideas that you should enjoy!
A light entrée that respects the product! The tonka bean brings an aroma of almond and vanilla. Slice your scallops thinly, season with salt and pepper and grate some tonka beans. A delight!
A rustic dish that is softened with a few pieces of tonka beans. Slice in the fat of the duck breast. Make a cut along the length of your duck breast without cutting it in half. Add well seasoned semi-cooked foie gras. Cook the duck breast on the skin side over high heat. Once cooked, grate some tonka beans in the gravy. Add a few black pepper berries. Let it thicken. Coat your duck breast with the sauce. Serve with a few small roasted potatoes.
Pineapple, mango, peaches... here, the fruits can be enjoyed hot. Cut them into squares and prick them on a skewer pick. Grill them over high heat. They must remain firm. Add a little grated tonka beans once the grilling is finished. It will bring a gourmet note to this light dessert.
Tonka bean can be stored in an airtight container, preferably a jar. It must be kept dry, away from heat and light. It grates like a nutmeg and can, once started, be placed back in its container.
Fabienne F. published the 11/12/2019 following an order made on 01/12/2019
Très belles fèves mais pas utilisées encore
Christelle B. published the 05/12/2019 following an order made on 29/11/2019
Dès réception, j'ai testé : dans un blanquette de veau (1/2 fève râpée pour 1 kg de viande) et de la crème brûlée à la vanille (1/2 pour 4 œufs). C'est la première fois que j'utilisais ce produit et dans les deux cas, j'en ai mis trop. Le parfum et la saveur sont puissants pour notre goût, c'était trop. Pour autant nous avons aimé la subtilité de cette saveur nouvelle pour nous, notamment dans la blanquette. J'ai hâte d'essayer d'autres recettes en étant plus parcimonieuse dans mes dosages. Une belle découverte.
Comment from David Vanille the 05/12/2019
Bonjour Christelle, Merci sincèrement d'avoir pris le temps de mette des avis produits détaillés. C'est vraiment agréable de vous lire. Merci de me contacter avant votre commande la prochaine fois, J'ai un cadeau pour vous remercier de votre temps et commande. Passez une excellente semaine, Au plaisir, David
Sandrine C. published the 04/12/2019 following an order made on 27/11/2019
De bonne qualité
Camille G. published the 03/12/2019 following an order made on 24/11/2019
Fèves surprenantes dont le goût se marie très bien avec le chocolat ou la vanille.
Mariam B. published the 03/12/2019 following an order made on 26/11/2019
Très belle qualité
Lionel S. published the 03/12/2019 following an order made on 26/11/2019
C'est une première pour moi. Je découvre donc ce produit. très intéressant par ailleurs. J'ai essayé le soir même un riz au lait fève Tonka. Top
Myriam B. published the 01/12/2019 following an order made on 23/11/2019
Pas encore dégusté... J’attends de les utiliser dans mes recettes pour les fêtes. Les fèves sont magnifiques.
Sylvie D. published the 29/11/2019 following an order made on 22/11/2019
dans une mousse au chocolat un plus non négligeable
Celine V. published the 27/11/2019 following an order made on 07/11/2019
Les meilleures fèves de Tonka sont chez David Vanille ! Elles ne sont pas sèches et sont donc faciles à râper, vous ne trouverez pas mieux, je recommande mille fois !