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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. In our days, pipes have largely fallen into disfavour and become substituted by cigarettes which are also on decline in many Western countries ; tonka-flavoured tobaccos have, thus, become a rarity. Open fruit with seed in middle Photograph by: Typically, a few beans suffice to flavour one kg of these desserts. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

In rodents, coumarin has proven a carcinogen, yet this result does probably not hold for humans. The fresh heartwood is a reddish-brown or purplish-brown colour with attractive light yellowish-brown or purplish streaks, seasoning to a variegated reddish and yellowish brown but after exposure to light gradually becoming a uniform yellowish brown or light brown; it is distinctly demarcated from the 3 – 5cm wide band odorta brownish yellow or yellowish brown sapwood[ ]. We are currently updating this section.

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. Graham, Fernando Cabieses, Bernard D. The worst pests are the bats because they eat the pulpy flesh of the fruit. A decoction of the seed and sugar is used as a cold remedy[ ]. The somewhat oily nature of the wood and its hardness allow its use for bearings, cogs, shafts, and other uses in place of lignum vitae, where friction wear is a problem.


The leaves can be used for earache. From conflict of use to multiple use: For more information about QR Codes click here. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Cumaru decking has a Class A fire-resistance rating[12] because it has a Flame spread Index of The bark is astringent and febrifuge[ ].

Dipteryx odorata

The wood is used extensively for cogs and shafts, heavy construction, turnery, fishing rods, paving blocks, barge and dock fenders, and flooring. Bark contains isoflavones and umbelliferone[ ]. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Simple coumarin does not show this effect but some molds can metabolize it to vitamin K blockers, which is why moldy hay may cause fatal poisoning in cattle.

Readable yet also very detailed. Like a number of other plants, the tonka bean plant probably produces coumarin as a defense chemical. Until their research, it had been assumed unlikely that any Amazonian tree could live to old age due to the conditions of the rain forest. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

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Dipteryx odorata – Useful Tropical Plants

A coumarin-like flavouring can be extracted from the seed through a process of fermentation[ 46]. It is also an aromatic ingredient in tobaccos and snuffs[ ]. You can unsubscribe at anytime. It is said to be effective in controlling dysentery[ ]. 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.

It has been used commercially as a vanilla substitute in flavouring a wide range of foods including baked goods, ice cream, cocoa etc[ ]. Some books suggest adding minute amounts of it to the dough of cakes or cookies; sweets based on coconutwalnuts or poppy are another possible field of application.

For example, coumarin contributes to the pleasant smell of fresh dried hay. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add ddipteryx comment or link below.

Today, the main producers of tonka beans are Venezuela and Nigeria. In seed production systems, the plant density is higher and the dipterux are older than in timber production systems. Seed – eaten after boiling to get rid of toxins[ ]. It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. It is hardy to zone UK