[Sca-cooks] sauders/sandlewood

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Thu Jan 4 05:07:53 PST 2007

> I don't remember seeing any replies to this question. If I remember  
> correctly, there are two types of sandlewood/sauders. One produces a  
> good red color ad is used in foods. The other doesn't, but has a nice  
> smell and is used in perfumery and such.

"Saunders" ie red sandalwood, is the powdered wood of Pterocarpus 
santalina. It's not aromatic.

Yellow sandalwood is the wood of Santalum album, a parasitic tree, no 
relation to saunders.

This is according to _Dangerous Tastes: A History of Spices_ by Andrew 

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