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Cinnamon

Cinnamon, and its relative cassia, have long been prized for both flavor and medicine. Romans used cinnamon to make their strong, bitter wine palatable, Greeks to season meat and vegetable dishes, Arabs in tea, and nearly everyone in baked goods. English nobility hoarded to delicate Ceylon cinnamon to flavor breads and puddings. In America, what we know as cinnamon is usually Indonesian cassia (a close botanical relative of the true cinnamon tree). Cassia is not inferior to true cinnamon, merely a slightly different flavor. While it may be true that hundreds of years ago cassia did not hold a candle to the flavor of real cinnamon, selective plantings, cuttings, pruning and choice locations have enabled its cultivation into a superlative product. Our Saigon cassia is our most popular cinnamon by far! We offer four varieties of ground cinnamon, ground fresh on our premises for the ultimate in flavor and oil content. One isn't necessarily better than the others, they simply have their own distinctive characteristics. Originally, the Europeans swore by the flavor of the Ceylon "True" Cinnamon. This variety is delicate and light-natured, with a note of citrus. It is often called Mexican cinnamon or canella. Indonesian Korintje cassia has a stronger flavor than true cinnamon, with a sharp, bitter edge that goes well with coffee. As the flavor most American grew up with, it's often called the "regular" cinnamon. China "Tung Hing" cassia is sweeter than the Indonesian, with a mild depth that blends beautifully into other flavors. It's often the preferred cinnamon for baking. Our "Saigon" cassia cinnamon, from Vietnam, is much stronger than the others, with a sweet spicy heat like red-hot candies. It's so popular we grind about a hundred pounds each week, just to keep up with the demand. If you enjoy baking, or have a cinnamon fetish, why not sample a small amount of each? Cook with them and draw your own conclusions.

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Products

Cassia Buds are the unopened flowers of the cassia (cinnamon) tree that are picked just before blooming and dried in the sun. Cassia... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Ceylon “true” cinnamon, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, has a subtly complex flavor that doesn’t come across in the spicier and stronger cassia,... Size Options
$12.99 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
True Ceylon cinnamon spice, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, has a subtly complex flavor that doesn’t come across in the spicier and stronger... Size Options
$8.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Saigon cinnamon, Cinnamomum loureiroi, is our most popular cinnamon by far, and we are consistently proud of its freshness and incredibly... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (2 oz)
Saigon cinnamon, Cinnamomum loureiroi, is our most popular cinnamon by far, and we are consistently proud of its freshness and incredibly... Size Options
$7.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (2 oz)
This high-grade cassia cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmannii, has a sharp, sweet flavor with a slightly bitter edge. Indonesian cinnamon is by... Size Options
$5.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (2 oz)
This finely ground and sifted powder has an unbelievably high 5-7% oil content, for a flavor that will dominate in any recipe. Size Options
$8.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2oz)
Organic Vietnamese "Saigon" Cassia Cinnamon, Whole Size Options
$10.99 Resealable bag, 4 ounces
These thick quill AA cassia sticks are from Pedang, Sumatra, and have a smooth, uniform appearance ideal for canning and crafting. These... Size Options
$19.99 Resealable bag, 16 ounce
This thick quill cassia vera AA is from Pedang, Sumatra, and has a smooth, uniform appearance ideal for canning and crafting. These short... Size Options
$5.99 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
This thick quill cassia vera AA is from Pedang, Sumatra, and has a smooth, uniform appearance ideal for canning and crafting. These handy... Size Options
$5.99 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Saigon cinnamon, Cinnamomum loureiroi, is our most popular cinnamon by far, and we are consistently proud of its freshness and incredibly... Size Options
$8.49 Resealable bag, 4 ounce