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Ground Tonka Bean, 250 g

This beautiful Amazonian tonka bean releases warm and indulging notes varying between vanilla and caramel. Once ground, it will bring warmth to your desserts, fish, vegetables, seafood and poultry.


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The lucky bean !

In Guyana, to make a wish you need a Tonka bean in the left hand and a dead snake in the right. For the wish to come true, the bean needs to be thrown in a river and the snake needs to be tied to the highest branch of the tonka bean tree: the Cumaru or Brazilian teak tree. The name Tonka comes from tupi, the language of the Tupis in French Guiana.

The Cumaru is a gigantic tree which acts as a green lung for the earth and produces orange fruit which look like mangoes. Once ripe, this fruit produces red oblong seeds about the size of an almond which are dried for a whole year and then plunged into strong alcohol for 24 hours. After this long process, they are dried again and become black and wrinkled.

Its aromas of almond, vanilla, caramel, coffee for some and tobacco for others, are deliciously delicate. Its warm and indulging taste is slightly bitter like cocoa. Ground tonka bean is used in compotes, cream desserts, crumbles and ice creams.


Additional Information

Country Guyana
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Allergen Allergen free
Ingredient Ground Tonka Bean
Storage conditions Keep at room temperature in a dry place
Use By date 5 years
Nutritional info /
Price/kg 220
Culture mod Native, Spontaneous, Wild
Color No
Botanical genus and species Dipteryx odorata
Intensity scale No
Other names Tonkabohne
Aromatic footprint Balsamic, Empyreumatic


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