Vietnamese "Saigon" Cassia Cinnamon, Cracked or Ground
This cinnamon, Cinnamomum loureiroi, is by far our most popular, and we're proud of its sweet, spicy flavor and freshness. If we had to pick a signature product, this might be it.
When we grind this Vietnamese Cinnamon bark, it produces a rich, dark cinnamon with quite a bit of spiciness. The overall flavor of the Vietnamese cinnamon is similar to the Chinese Tung Hing cassia cinnamon, but the oil content of the Saigon variety is higher and it is much more powerful.
Watch The Spice Boss grinding Saigon cinnamon!
We are now offering Vietnamese "Saigon" Cinnamon in whole and broken form.
Saigon cinnamon bark comes in whole strips, which are usually between 3 and 6 inches long. Saigon cinnamon bark is flat and ragged (unlike the pretty scrolls of Indonesian sticks), but its flavor is much stronger and sweeter. Cracked bark pieces are between 1/8 and 1/4 inches, and are perfect for tea, mulling spices, and potpourri. Some people even eat them straight like breath mints!
We also carry an organic fresh-ground Saigon cinnamon.