Tonka beans from Amazon - Brazil

David Vanille's Opinion: An incredible discovery awaits you! The intensity of the almond, the sweetness of the vanilla with a caramelized finish followed by a virtuoso ensemble mixing vanilla and deep aromas. A spice with a bewitching taste to have in your kitchen!

Food pairing: Poultry, Fish / Shellfish / Seafood, Chocolate desserts, fruit, cream

Packaging: 10 g
Other names: dipterix odorata, tonka bean, cumaru.
Origin - Plantations : Brazil - harvested by the indigenous populations of Amazonia.

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  • What is the Amazon Tonka Bean?

    The Tonka bean is the seed contained in the fruit of Dyptérix Odorata, a tree that can reach 30 metres in height. 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. The harvest extends from June to September depending on the region. The entire maturing process lasts one year

    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).

    If you have never worked on it, it is an opportunity for you to dare the BRAZIL TONKA FEVER and discover the quality of my producers as soon as possible.

    What makes the difference between the Tonka Beans from 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
    My goal: to offer you a quality that is not available elsewhere in the store or on the Internet.

    Are you looking for exceptional Tonka Beans? It is only here that you will find them.
    I compared many lots, samples from Brazil and European suppliers with the same observation each time: the quality always met the same standard.

    My search for spices with the leitmotif of excellence takes on its full meaning here.
    For the first time, you will have in your hands fresh Tonka Beans, harvested by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.

    I only offer spices for which I have a real crush.
    The Tonka Bean is for me a "must" to have in his kitchen. It's simple, when you take Tonka beans of excellent quality and make them feel, the effect is immediate!
    The spice offers powerful and feminine notes. It is readily used as a substitute for vanilla in English creams, savoury dishes and especially chocolate desserts


    How to use Amazon Tonka Bean in cooking?

    I propose this Tonka Bean from Brazil in its raw form because it is by grating it at the last moment that you will enjoy the quintessence of its aromatic palette.

    With its dark brown matte colour, it already invites you on the aromatic journey it has specially prepared for you. Indeed, you will know, from the moment you have this bean in your hand, that it will enchant each palate with its organoleptic qualities rather oriented towards sweet and warm notes, with a very slight sweet tendency. Your nose and palate will only confirm this first impression! What a delight this bean will bring to all the dishes on which you grate it!

    The aroma that will emerge will each time be completely different and unique to the Tonka bean. Expect an explosion of flavours thanks to it. You will seduce your guests with desserts with a praline taste, with hints of cocoa and caramel

    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, it will be necessary to be sparing with the Tonka Bean from Brazilbecause 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 undoubtedly an economic spice!

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


    Recipe ideas with Amazon Tonka Bean?

    It's easy: tonka bean can be used in any recipe that requires vanilla, and will replace it perfectly!

    From cocktails to desserts, appetizers and main courses: Brazilian Tonka Beans can be served with all your best recipes!

    It will also fit in well with one of your cocktails if you take care to infuse a bean in vodka or rum for a few days beforehand. You can also use it in a salty appetizer such as a Cauliflower Cream with Tonka Bean.

    On the flat side, the Tonka Bean from Brazil can play the exotic card by combining with Indian curry (especially when you make a Chicken with Curry), or by surprising your taste buds by enhancing the taste of your fish and shellfish (for example by accompanying a filet of Nile perch with a Tonka Bean Hollandaise sauce, or by mixing with butter that will come to eat lobster tails just before putting them in the oven.)

    Finally, the Tonka bean-pepper-vanilla association does some wonderful things. Choose the pepper of your choice (aromatic, powerful, fruity or spicy) and use this combination in your salty dishes. Your guests will be charmed!


    And when it's dessert time, she will deliver her aromatic palette in the form of a (sweet) explosion of flavours that will delight every gourmet.

    With only half a bean, you can flavour your rice pudding, custard, crème brulée, cheesecake and other custards. You can also discover its sweetness in fruit-based desserts such as pies (tatin, apricot pie,...), smoothies (banana for example), or in your compotes and homemade jams that will be sublimated thanks to this wonderful bean!

    Where the Tonka Bean from Brazil will give its best, it will be when you combine it with your chocolate desserts, whether they are mousses, creams or all chocolate cakes (white or black!).


    Origin and history of the Tonka Bean?

    The word "tonka" comes from the language of the Tupis, indigenous people of Brazil, and refers to the tree itself. In the heart of the Amazonian forest, indigenous communities cultivate this aromatic bean, which not only provides them with an additional source of income, but also helps to protect the forest from damage caused by monoculture, mining exploration or the construction of dams.

    This spice was first mentioned in 1775 by J-Baptiste Aublet - a French scientist - who had been sent to Mauritius to establish a pharmacy and a botanical garden.

    Until the 1940s, it was only used in Christmas pastry recipes (especially in Germany). It is used both in the perfume industry and by the greatest pastry chefs.

    It is only in the last ten years that it has appeared in gastronomy.


    Other uses of Amazonian Tonka Beans

    Like many spices, in very high doses, tonka beans can be harmful (we are talking about a consumption equivalent to 30 seeds... As you have been told above: a single bean can make several recipes... You will therefore easily be protected from any disappointment...)

    In any case, in a reasonable and balanced dose, it works miracles!

    Tonka Bean has anticoagulant, anti-udematous properties. It is also an anaesthetic and bactericidal. In addition, coumarin in Tonka Bean is known to be toning and relaxing but also antioxidant and detoxifying.

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    Pas encore testé mais ça donne très envie au vu des recettes possible

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    Inégalables ! Plus que ravie qu'elles soient de retour

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    Très bien, conforme à mes attentes, je recommande

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    Pas encore essayer dans une recette mais elle sont belle et bonne odeur

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    Zanni D. published the 06/08/2019 following an order made on 30/07/2019


    J’ai déjà acheté des fèves de tonka ailleurs mais les fèves de David sont incomparables, très grosses et au goût très puissant, parfait pour donner une note caramélisée à un gâteau par exemple

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