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.
- 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 flavor desserts
- Use in curries with a strong flavor
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.
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Other names or spelling: Cassia Bark, Cinnamon Quills, Baker’s Cinnamon, Bastard Cinnamon, Dutch Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmanii, Canel, Canton Cassia, Cassia Bark, Chinese Cinnamon, Tramboon Cassia, Cassia quills