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
Dosage: 1/3 to 1/2 Tonka bean grated by recipe

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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?

    Tonka Bean from Brazil is an Economic Spice!

    Indeed, it is used in small quantities!

    Parsimony is required because its already powerful aromas will only become stronger when your preparation cools down.

    All you have to do is grate it comma nutmeg or grind it, with last moment in order to preserve its organoleptic qualities and to integrate it into your cooking recipe.

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

    For optimal storage, simply place them in an airtight jar, dry and protected from light.


    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!

    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.

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

    It will be just as well integrated into one of your cocktails if you take the care to infuse a bean in the vodka for a few days beforehand, as it will surprise you at the bend of a salty appetizer like a Cauliflower Cream with Tonka Bean.

    On the flat side, Tonka Beans 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 pomade lobster tails just before baking them in the oven.)importation-feves-tonka-bresil

    And when dessert time comes, it will explode (but very gently, don't worry!) its aromatic palette with gourmet accents

    With only half a bean, you will 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 Tupisthe 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) and is used both in the perfume industry and by the greatest pastry chefs.

    It is only since about ten years that it has appeared in the 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!

    It has anticoagulant, anti-edematous 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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    Clement L. published the 22/08/2019 following an order made on 14/08/2019


    Très bien, conforme à mes attentes, je recommande

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    Stéphanie T. published the 19/08/2019 following an order made on 09/08/2019


    Super produit

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    Marie Rose V. published the 14/08/2019 following an order made on 07/08/2019


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    Gregory K. published the 13/08/2019 following an order made on 06/08/2019


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

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    Patricia M. published the 07/08/2019 following an order made on 01/08/2019


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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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    Carole V. published the 18/12/2018 following an order made on 04/12/2018


    j'en ai mis pour ma crème anglaise ce weekend trop trop bon

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    Lydie B. published the 15/12/2018 following an order made on 21/10/2018


    Très parfumé, du coup il faut se méfier sur le dosage. Très bon produit.

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    Sandra M. published the 01/12/2018 following an order made on 08/11/2018


    je ne connaissais pas la fève de Tonka j adore excellente mes collèfgues de travail ont elles aussi etaient conquises

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