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tonka bean

(tŏng`kə), black-skinned, aromatic, almondlike single seed from the pod of any tall leguminous tree of the genus Dipteryx in the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family) of tropical South America. It contains coumarin, a fermented substance that has a vanillalike aroma and is used as a vanilla substitute and in the manufacture of perfumes, sachets, soaps, tobacco, and food. Natural coumarin has been almost completely replaced by a synthetic product. The name of the bean also appears as tonqua bean and tonquin bean. Plants producing tonka beans are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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Tonka beans have a spicy vanilla flavour with hints of cinnamon andclove.
The Silver award winning Tonka bar is created using this delicious Venezuela milk chocolate blended with cocoa butter infused with Tonka beans to give a delicate flavour reminiscent of almond that enhances the natural vanilla notes in the milk chocolate.
She will be up to 40 flavours by spring with passion fruit and mango and tonka bean to be introduced.
The crushed cardamon gives it a soft and soothing spiciness while the honeyed Mimosa injects a subtle sweetness that's anchored to the skin with creamy tonka bean and rose.
9 grams xanthan gum For the white bean puree: * 8 ounces fresh white beans For The tonka bean buttercream * 3 1/4 ounces egg yolks 9 ounces granulated sugar 2 ounces water 10 1/2 ounces butter, softened 3 1/2 ounces white bean puree, from above 4 drops tonkaroma flavor extract ** For the garnish: Fresh unsprayed white rose petals * yields more than needed for plating ** available from Terra Spice Company, www.
With sweet varieties such as lemon thyme pana cotta, chocolate crunchy cake, summer berry trifle, bitter chocolate and praline mousse shooter and tonka bean creme brulee, it was indeed a royal treat.
To recreate that gorgeous spa smell at home, light a scented candle (try The Body Shop's Vanilla & Tonka Bean, pounds 10) and relax in the knowledge that it will leave you - and your bank balance - looking just
001, geared toward a Southern belle, holds scents of lily of the valley, jasmine, light herbs, white tea, musk; 002, meant for a man or woman, features sandalwood, cedar wood, patchouli and vetiver, fir, tonka bean, vanilla, and benzoin, jasmin, carrot seed oil; and 003 releases a can't-get-enough blend of bergamot, rosemary, patchouli, pepper, vanilla and cinnamon.
Seemingly, the perfume will contain essence of jasmine, tuberose and gardenia apart from tonka bean and sandalwood.
Woody notes from the South American tonka bean characterise the base of this fragrance and it comes in a stylish black and gold bottle.