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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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Grate the tonka bean into a medium saucepan and add the orange zest, cream, milk and sugar.
For the poached pears: Add the water, sugar, star anise, tonka beans, cinnamon stick and juniper berries to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
A 38% Venezuela Milk, a 60% Dominican Republic Dark with lightly salted caramelised macadamias, and a 38% Venezuela Milk with Tonka bean, all created by Thorntons Master Chocolatier Keith Hurdman and his team of chocolatiers, will be launched into Thorntons stores and online.
The Play EDT opens with a top notes of bergamot and citrus, and dries down to a woody finish of vetiver and patchouli, while an accompanying eau de toilette intense swaps the citrus notes for the lingering scent of tonka bean.
It is the little things, dotted around the kitchen in small tubes and pots, in which he has an obvious delight in sharing with visitors, like the small tub of Latin American Tonka beans, a vanilla-scented bean which is illegal in the US due to its small content of toxin, coumarin.
The creme brulee with which I finished my meal - given a nutty, slightly spiced edge by the flavour of tonka beans - was the real deal, the top thin and crisp and the custard beneath luxurious.
For the soymilk bubbles Place soybeans tonka beans and water In container Cover and refrigerate 24 hours.
The amber note is a fusion of vanilla and tonka beans, labdanum oil and patchouli leaves from Indonesia.
It does contain mint but there is no coconut, just a heady mixture of sandalwood, tonka beans and amber.