About Cassia Cinnamon Sticks
Whole cinnamon sticks are simply curled up pieces of bark from the cinnamon tree. It’s one of the oldest and most popular baking spices in the world. These are cassia cinnamon sticks. Cassia is the most common type of commercial cinnamon. It has a strong, spicy flavor that is sweet, savory, woody and holds up well while cooking. Cassia cinnamon is also known as Chinese cinnamon.
We sell our cassia cinnamon sticks in a resealable bag by weight of 1.5 oz. This will give you about 12-14 cinnamon sticks per bag. We also carry ground Korintje cinnamon.
Some cooks prefer to buy their cinnamon whole and grind it themselves for maximum freshness. Cinnamon sticks can be used in hot beverages including tea, coffee, cider, and mulled wine. Toss a cinnamon stick in your oatmeal as it cooks or add to your pot of chili, stew, or slow-cooking meat (remove before serving). Whole cinnamon sticks are often used to make broth for Vietnamese phó. They’re also used to make some versions of curry fried rice and various North African dishes, especially alongside the popular spice blend Ras El Hanout.
About the cinnamon tree
The cassia tree is an evergreen that grows up to 23ft high with aromatic bark, glossy green leaves, and yellow flowers that bloom in summer. It is native to Southeast Asia and Indonesia. The highest quality cinnamon bark comes from trees that are 15-25 years old.