Tonka Beans whole
- bitter almond
The Tonka bean, also known as Mexican vanilla is used grinded like nutmeg. It’s caramel aroma refines ice cream, rice pudding, biscuits and cake. The indigenous peoples of South America credit the bean with magic and healing powers. When worn as an amulet, this bean is used as a protection against diseases and to fulfill wishes. Carried in the wallet, it provides prosperity and success. Until the mid-forties of the last century, the bean was used as an official currency in Venezuela.