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Ground cassia cinnamon has a strong aromatic taste. It is a mixture of sweet, warm, slightly peppery, and at the same time a bit bitter.
People in China use this spice mainly to season hearty dishes with vegetables, meat, fish, or poultry.
For us, it is one of the Christmas spices for desserts such as apple pie, chocolate, and pastries.
What is ground cassia cinnamon?
Cassia cinnamon powder is the ground and dried bark of the Cinnamomum cassia tree from the laurel family. This tree has a height of up to 12 meters, and it has its origin in Assam and northern Myanmar.
Compared to Ceylon cinnamon, its rind is much thicker, darker, and more intense in smell. It is the preferred type of cinnamon in America and China because of its more intense aroma.
Cassia cinnamon is the primary spice in Chinese cuisine. They use it to season stews with fish, vegetables, meat, or poultry in particular.
Cassia cinnamon also refines vegetarian and vegan dishes. Since it has a slightly hotter taste, it goes great with pumpkin, beans, lentils, or sweet potatoes.
In India, they use it to flavor curries and pilafs.
You can also put in a compote with cassia cinnamon sticks or their cinnamon blossoms.
In addition, ground cassia cinnamon is an indispensable part of Christmas baking and mulled wine. Try it in a nice hot cup of coffee.
Cassien seed powder goes well with the following spices:
Cassia cinnamon tastes well with the following spices: cloves, allspice grains, nutmeg, vanilla, coriander, mace, star anise, Szechuan pepper, cardamom, ginger, fennel.
A component in international spice blends
Cassia cinnamon powder is part of the Chinese five-spice mix, the Indian garam masala, African rub, the Moroccan Raz el hanout, and various curry powders.
Is Cassia Cinnamon Harmful?
As with many things in life, too much of this spice is not good. It can even be harmful. Due to its natural coumarin content, it can cause nausea and headaches in sensitive people and damage the liver. Thus you should not exceed the guideline value for the recommended daily amount of 0.1 mg per kg of bodyweight.
Would you please refill all spices upon receipt? I recommend spice jars with screw caps. This way, you can ensure that your herbs are hermetically sealed. Please also store them in a dark, cold, and dry place.
Buy cassia cinnamon online
Cassia cinnamon can be conveniently bought online here, either as powder or sticks. We also offer you natural cinnamon from Ceylon in our spice shop, whole or ground.
In the olden Days Cinnamon was not only used as a spices but also a medication against cough and heart problems. Even today the most aromatic Cinnamon comes from.
In the modern Kitchen Cinnamon is used to prepare fruit desserts as well as meat dishes.