Tonka comes from “Tupi”, in the language of the Tupis of French Guyana: Tonka beans come from the fruit of a giant tree known as the Cumarou. Principally found in the Amazonian region, it is also grown in Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela. The wood of this tree, the “brazillian teck is exceptionally hard and difficult to work, and its seed has a most extraordinary perfume.
Suggestions for use
Tonka beans lend their aroma to custards, crème brulées or cakes. They also perfectly perfume rice pudding, crèpes or macarons. Vary your presentations by grating some into your strawberry.