edoard at medievalcookery.com
Thu Jan 4 11:40:55 PST 2007
On Jan 4, 2007, at 8:07 AM, Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise wrote:
>> 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.
Please note that yellow sandalwood is not safe for human
consumption. Further, don't use sandalwood oil in cooking - it's
likely to be yellow sandalwood oil, and the concentration of the
hazardous compounds is much much higher.
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