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Tonka bean oil

Leguminosae Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The oil is obtained from the seed of the above species, a tree native to Central and South America, but now cultivated to some extent in other tropical areas. The fruit is a pod about 2 inches long, containing a single fragrant seed. The seed after curing is used chiefly for scenting tobacco and snuff. The non-drying oil is used in flavoring.

Last update June 27, 1996 bha