These Organic Cassia Cinnamon Sticks are derived from the cinnamomum burmamannii species of trees, and are the most popular form of cinnamon in use today. This common variety of our all natural cinnamon is known for its spicy hotness and the strong flavors. Physically these sticks are characterized by having a thick layer wrapped around itself, and a dark reddish color differing from the ceylon variety which is tan in color with paper thin layers. These sticks have been directly sourced and processed without the use of harsh chemicals, to ensure that you get the highest level of both fragrance and flavor.
This famously flavorful spice derived from the cinnamonum species of trees, has long been celebrated for both its culinary and medicinal properties. Unlike many spices made from the fruits or vegetation of plants, cinnamon differs in that it is made up of the inner bark of the tree. Due to this, the process for obtaining this product is quite unique, requiring the removal of the trees outer bark, followed by scraping the inner bark, by hand, into long narrow strips, and finally allowing it to dry. The unique processing and global transportation of this taste-bud-tantalizing bark has been practiced for thousands of years, with cultures all over the world celebrating the novel flavor it lends to foods and utilizing it for a range of medicinal purposes. This beloved spice has even played a role as a spiritual relic, such as the Hebrew Bibles account of Moses being commanded to mix cinnamon into his holy anointing oil.
This spice has for centuries been used by cultures all over the world to help aid a range of medical conditions. Today, much of the claimed benefits lack scientific evidence, but it has been found to help lower blood sugar and cholesterol. It has also become a popular ingredient in home remedies for a range of topical ailments, from curing acne to fighting infection this likely due to cinnamon's powerful antimicrobial properties.
Using at Home
Our premium cassia cinnamon sticks pack intense flavors and aromas that make it ideal for adding both subtle spicy notes and more intense firey flavors to all types of savory dishes. With that being said, the versatility of the spice allows it to also work its flavor magic on sweet dishes with the obvious example being its role in holiday-baked goods. Compared to being pre-ground, these sticks offer the ability to better preserve the spices flavor and aroma until it is to be used at which point you can grind it using a number of different kitchen tools (coffee grinders work!). Simply grind it up and use as usual, or try using the sticks whole let a few soak in a bottle of whiskey, make your own mulling wine, toss a few in your next pot of stew (remove before eating), or grind some up with your next batch of coffee!