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Cassia cinnamon ground

Cassia cinnamon powder has a strong aromatic flavor. It's a blend of sweet, warm, slightly peppery, and at the same time somewhat bitter.

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Ground Cassia Cinnamon from Indonesia

Ground Cassia Cinnamon offers a strong aromatic taste, combining sweetness, warmth, a slight peppery note, and a touch of bitterness.

In China, this spice is primarily used to season savory dishes with vegetables, meat, fish, or poultry.

For us, it is one of the essential Christmas spices for desserts like apple pie, chocolate treats, and pastries.

What is Ground Cassia Cinnamon?

Cassia Cinnamon Powder is obtained by grinding and drying the bark of the Cinnamomum cassia tree from the laurel family. This tree, originating from Assam and northern Myanmar, can reach heights of up to 12 meters.

Compared to Ceylon cinnamon, cassia cinnamon has a much thicker, darker, and more intensely aromatic bark. It is the preferred type of cinnamon in America and China due to ist stronger flavor profile.

Culinary Uses

Cassia cinnamon is a staple spice in Chinese cuisine, commonly used to season stews, stir-fries, and dishes with fish, vegetables, meat, or poultry.

It also adds a delightful touch to vegetarian and vegan dishes. Ist slightly spicier taste pairs well with ingredients like pumpkin, beans, lentils, and sweet potatoes.

In India, cassia cinnamon is used to flavor curries and pilafs.

You can create a delightful compote by simmering cassia cinnamon sticks or blossoms.

Additionally, ground cassia cinnamon is an indispensable ingredient in Christmas baking and mulled wine. You can even add it to a hot cup of coffee for a flavorful twist.

Cassia Cinnamon Complements the Following Spices:

Cassia cinnamon pairs well with the following spices: cloves, allspice grains, nutmeg, vanilla, coriander, mace, star anise, Szechuan pepper, cardamom, ginger, and fennel.

A Component in International Spice Blends

Cassia cinnamon powder is an essential ingredient in various spice blends, including the Chinese five-spice mix, Indian garam masala, African rub, Moroccan Raz el hanout, and various curry powders.

Is Cassia Cinnamon Harmful?

As with many things in life, consuming too much of this spice can be harmful. Cassia cinnamon contains natural coumarin, which can cause nausea, headaches, and liver damage in sensitive individuals. It is recommended not to exceed the guideline value of 0.1 mg per kg of body weight for daily consumption.


Upon receipt, please ensure to refill all spices. We recommend using spice jars with screw caps to ensure hermetic sealing. Store the spices in a cool, dark, and dry place.

Buy Cassia Cinnamon Online

You can conveniently purchase cassia cinnamon online from our spice shop in either powder or stick form. We also offer natural cinnamon from Ceylon, available whole or ground.

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