Culinary Notes :
Cinnamon Ground is the ground powder form of the Cassia quills . It is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cassia vera. Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods to impart a warm spice flavour. In the Middle East it is commonly paired with meats such as chicken and lamb. The term ‘cinnamon’ also refers to its mid-brown colour.
- Use a small quantity of ground cinnamon when baking or cooking
- Use it in pastries, fruit dessert, cakes, cookies, puddings and biscuits
- Use it in curries, spice rubs and shakes
- Add to your coffee or tea to get a spiced and warm flavour
- Sprinkle on oat or muesli and porridge
- Add to apples, berries, pumpkin, blueberries and pears
Cinnamon has many nutritional benefits due to the essential oils contained in the bark of the tree it is obtained from. It contains calcium and manganese as well as antioxidants. It helps to lower blood sugar and cholesterol as well as maintain heart health.
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Other names or spelling: Cinnamon, Baker’s Cinnamon, Bastard Cinnamon, Dutch Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmanii, Canel, Canton Cassia, Cassia Bark, Chinese Cinnamon, Tramboon Cassia