Tonka beans

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Tonka Beans - Dipteryx odorata

(Other names Tonc bean, Tongo beans, Tonko beans, English Tonca bean)

The Tonka bean is the seed of a butterfly flowering plant, the clay cabbage, which is native to the Caribbean and South America. The tonka beans are obtained by stripping them out of the Tonka fruits and drying them. Before they are dried, however, they get a day's bath in Rum, which reduces the high coumarin content of the bean. These Tonka fruits are oval, yellow, 10 cm long and resemble a mango, with exactly one seed. Their pulp is sticky, tasteless and smells bad. The seeds, however, are the soothing, almond-shaped dark brown to black, 3-6 cm long tonka beans.

The aroma of tonka beans

The flavor of the tonka beans is sweet and reminiscent of vanilla, bitter almond and woodruff. It is very complex and intense. It is most widely used as a vanilla substitute, with a slightly bitter taste compared to vanilla. But it also gives it its charm and a surprising touch. The Tonka bean is one of the varieties of intense spices and should be used sparingly. It also has a high coumarin content, which is responsible for the intensity of the spice. Cumarin should not be consumed in large quantities approximately 2 mg per kg of food are classified as harmless. The Tonka bean is in the truest sense a spice of the star chefs, they have almost rediscovered them for life.

How is the tonka bean used?

The tonka bean is a hard seed, which is similar to the nutmeg best with a spice rubbed low dosage. For the flavoring of your creations, a pinch or a maximum of one knife tip is sufficient.

The Tonka bean is suitable for this purpose

The Tonka bean is actually suitable for all sweets, whether on whipped cream or cocoa or more complex as in the upscale gastronomy. Today, many of the star chefs are refined with tonka beans, such as a mango sorbet, pistachio cream or fruit compote. It fits to sorbet, chocolate, Christmas stollen, cakes, biscuits, chocolates as well as marzipan.

Furthermore, with its unique aroma, it refines a tomato soup or tomato sauce. Since it is itself very intensive, it also suits to intensive food like game (deer, deer or wild boar).

Try a variant of Crème Brulée with the Tonka bean. For this, they simply cook a tonka bean in the milk cream mixture when preparing the cream. This gives the cream an extraordinary flavor. Then you can remove the tonka bean and dry it. It can be used for a further 4 missions of this type and is sufficiently aromatic.

Preservation The best way to keep the tonka beans cool, dry, airtight and protected from the sun.

Perfume industry The Cumarin content is responsible for the intense smell of the Tonka bean, which also makes it very popular for the fragrance industry to produce perfumes.

The tonka bean, or the ingredient cumarin, is also used under the name "Mexican vanilla" as a substitute for genuine vanilla because of its vanilla-like flavor. The use of the plant for the preparation in food was temporarily prohibited in Germany from 1981 onwards. Since 1991, this prohibition has been limited. The use of the tonka bean is only permitted if the maximum permitted levels for coumarin in the prepared food are not exceeded. According to Annex 4 to §

The tonka bean, or the ingredient cumarin, is also used under the name "Mexican vanilla" as a substitute for real vanilla due to its vanilla-like flavor. The use of the plant for preparation in food was prohibited in Germany from 1981 onwards. Since 1991 this prohibition has been limited. The use of the tonka bean is only permitted if the maximum permitted levels for coumarin are not exceeded in the prepared food. According to Annex 4 to Article 2 (3) of the Flavor Ordinance, these are currently 2 mg per kg. These maximum limits apply to coumarin as a food additive, but not to use as a flavoring agent, e.g. In perfumes or candles.

Culinary use of tonka beans

Tonka beans are sweet in taste and resemble vanilla. They are often used