Tonka beans are the dried seeds of a typical South American fruit plant called Dipteryx odorata.
The seeds of this tropical plant are wrinkly and brown in color, very similar to the Christmas date. After being dried in the sun, Tonka beans are often used in the kitchen, but their qualities best express themselves in the pastry world.
Less sweet than vanilla, tonka beans are characterized by an almond flavor and a very particular fragrance: the final touch is the release of hints of caramel on the palate.
A complexity of taste and perfume that has conquered the most talented pastry chefs in the world and that has made Tonka beans an essential ingredient in all pastry kitchens.
The story of Longino & Cardenal started with the intuition of four young man, who shared a common passion for haute cuisine and food. The company’s activity dates back to when they first decided to import fresh caviar from Iran, to resell it to restaurants and specialized food shops.
Discovery is what makes the difference between connoisseurs. This is the very essence of Longino & Cardenal: the company’s ability to discover rare and precious foods and to place this rich discovery at the service of some of the most demanding professionals and gourmands in the world.
Product label: the specific information relating to the products may vary due to modifications made by the manufacturers, which could temporarily lead to a discrepancy between the information available on the website and the information displayed on the products delivered. We therefore invite you to double check the information found on the product label or on the package before consuming or using it.
For more information on the technical characteristics of the product, please contact our Customer Care team