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Category: fragrance agents. Recommendation for dipteryx odorata bean extract flavor usage levels up to: not for flavor use. Identity. Top of page. Preferred Scientific Name. Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd. Preferred Common Name. tonka bean. Other Scientific Names. Dipteryx odorata is a large tree endemic to South America; it is found in Brasil, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, French Guyana, Honduras, and Venezuela. It has a.

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Today, the main producers of tonka beans are Venezuela and Nigeria. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.

This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Last update on The wood is particularly well adapted for use in tool handles, agricultural implements, sporting goods, and other uses utilizing its high bending strength and good shock resistance qualities.

Right plant wrong place. Spices can also be used to flavour cigarettes, but I have never seen tonka being used for this purpose; instead, vanilla and peppermint enjoy modest popularity in Europe, whereas clove -flavoured cigarettes kretek are enthusiastically smoked in Indonesia. In rodents, coumarin has proven a carcinogen, yet this result does probably not hold for humans. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.


Coumarin, however, does not have anticoagulant properties. Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and seed Photograph by: Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

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The crown is small and round. A plant of the moister tropics, preferring a temperature that does not usually fall below about 15? The worst pests are the bats because they eat the pulpy flesh of the fruit. Bark contains isoflavones and umbelliferone[ ].

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Dipteryx odorata Tonka Bean, Brazilian Teak PFAF Plant Database

Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. It has a very appealing natural color variation and is considered quite durable as it has a rating on the Janka hardness scale. The texture is fine; lustre medium; the grain irregular to often interlocked; no distinctive taste but a faint vanilla-like or rancid odour; a waxy or oily feel is also a characteristic of the wood[ ].

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QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. You will receive a range of benefits including: Trees can commence production when just two years old if carefully cultivated, taking 7 – 10 years without cultivation[ ]. The somewhat oily nature of the wood and its hardness allow its use oorata bearings, cogs, shafts, and other uses in place of lignum vitae, where friction wear is a problem.


Coumarin crystals are visible below the epidermis of the seed. You can translate the content of this page odoarta selecting a language in the select box.

It has come out of use, though. Now containing plants. When unpainted wood is exposed to the elements, it weathers well as to surface smoothness and freedom from warp and checking[ ]. Dipteryx odorata commonly known as “cumaru” or “kumaru” is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. The seed is mixed with rum to make a tincture that is rubbed on snakebite, contusions and rheumatism[ ]. Forest management innovations by small holders in Amazonian logging frontiers.

It has a idorata and grey bark, alternate pinnate leaves that are glossy and dark green, and flowers that are pink. You can unsubscribe at anytime. This QR Code is unique to this page. Typically, a few beans suffice to flavour one kg of these desserts. Tonka makes an even better substitute for the Middle Eastern mahaleb cherry kernels.

They are black and wrinkled and have a smooth, brown interior. See also cassia for coumarin limits in German food laws.

Sensory quality Sweet and hay-like, very strong. Tonka tree with unripe fruits www. Elsevier – Churchill Livingstone.