Cinnamomum is a spice obtained from the inner bark of trees from the genus Cinnamomum. The cinnamon cassia, also known as Chinese cinnamon, is native to Southern China. It has been a culinary staple since antiquity. Cassia is a dark brown-red color and its thicker sticks are rougher textured than Ceylon cinnamon. Cassia is the type of cinnamon that is most consumed all around the world. It works well with virtually any flavor profile so there are thousands of ways to enjoy this spice. Cassia cinnamon broken is small pieces of unrolled cinnamon. They are perfect to add to any dish like soup, curries, and stews!
Flavor profile: hot, aromatic
Used in: Cinnamon can be used in the preparation of cookies, chocolate, savory dishes of chicken and lamb, flavor cereals, bread-based dishes such as toast and fruit.
Health benefits: Antiinflammatory, a high source of antioxidants, reduce blood sugar levels