Cassia Sticks (Quills)


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Cassia sticks are closely related to cinnamon. The sticks have a reddish brown colour and a warm, mild and sweet flavour, though it is significantly stronger than cinnamon. It is widely used in the United States.

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Culinary Notes :

Cassia Sticks also referred to as 'Chinese Cinnamon', is an aromatic bark similar to its close relative Cinnamon. The differences lie in the flavor and aroma of the spices with Cassia being the stronger of the two. Whilst being minor, to savvy cooks, the marginal differences can make all the difference in a dish.

Health Benefits:

Cassia has many nutritional and health benefits due to the essential oils contained in its bark. It contains calcium and manganese as well as antioxidants. It helps to lower blood sugar and cholesterol and maintain heart health.


100% dried Cassia sticks

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Other Names or Spelling:

Cassia Bark, Cinnamon Quills, Bakera's Cinnamon, Bastard Cinnamon, Dutch Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmanii, Canel, Canton Cassia, Cassia Bark, Chinese Cinnamon, Tramboon Cassia, Cassia quills

How to Use:

  • The sticks can be reused up to four times
  • Use to prepare hot cocoa drinks
  • Use in eggnog, fruit dessert, and biryani
  • Use pieces of cassia stick to flavour desserts
  • Use in curries with a strong flavour
  • Add whole during the cooking process to impart their flavour and remove before serving
  • For a standard-sized dish (about 4 people) only 1 quill is needed. If the dish is larger, or you'd like a strong cinnamon flavour, add 2

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I buy Cassia?

You can easily find our Cassia Sticks in the spices section at your nearest grocery store or simply order them online from our website.

2. What is the difference between Cassia and cinnamon?

Cassia has a reddish-brown colour, while cinnamon has a warmer tone. Cassia has a stronger flavour, more coarse texture and bitter flavour than cinnamon. Both of them smell different.

3. Are cinnamon quills the same as cinnamon sticks?

Cinnamon quills are also called cinnamon sticks. These quills come in the form of tightly rolled dried bark. They add flavour to stews and curries and release a sweet aroma upon breaking.

4. How to know if cinnamon sticks are Ceylon or cassia?

Cassia cinnamon sticks have a single layer and are tough to break, whereas Ceylon cinnamon sticks are weak and have a number of layers. Ceylon cinnamon has a milder flavour.

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