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Ground Vietnamese Saigon Cinnamon
Introducing the the most flavorful cinnamon you've ever had in your life. Stronger than fairy dust, this stuff will make your taste buds sprout wings. (more info)
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There's some two hundred varieties of cinnamon out there, and most people only know the lowest-grade and least exciting ones. So allow us to introduce your new friend: Saigon cinnamon grown in central Vietnam.
Derived from the inner bark of an evergreen tree found only in Southeast Asia, Saigon cinnamon is more closely related to cassia than conventional cinnamon. What that means is this stuff has a much higher dose of essential oil than conventional cinnamon, giving it an extra punch of aroma and flavor, and allowing it to disperse widely in baked dishes.
Cinnamon has basically been around forever, being name-checked by all the old big names – Herodotus, Pliny the Elder, Marco Polo, God. For better or worse, the ancients apparently weren't picky. You are.
Certified kosher by Va'ad Hakashrus of Northern California.
Use this cinnamon in all the usual ways, of course; but this is special stuff, so why not go a little wild? Sprinkle in cocktails, braises, and spreads. Its flavor could be described as both sweet and super spicy. In a good way.
Store in a cool, dry place, preferably away from a lot of natural light. For best flavor, use within one year.
Produced from the shoots of mature cinnamomum trees, the outer bark of the branches is scraped off and then beaten until the inner bark is loosened. This is then dried into thin curls known in the industry as “quills,” but to the rest of the world as “cinnamon sticks.” Grind these up and you get powder.
No chemicals or MSG never ever, Whole Spice have long been dedicated to spreading the gospel of good herbs and spices. Their Vietnamese Saigon cinnamon is ground to order.