Product: Cassia Crushed
Latin Name: Cinnamomum aromaticum
Plant Family: Lauraceae
Other Names: Chinese Cinnamon, Chinese Cassia, Guan Gui, Valse Kaneel, Casse, Canéfice, Cannelle de Chine, Chinesischer Zimt, Kassie, Rou Gui, Cannella della Cin, Canela de la China & Kassia.
Description: Cinnamomum aromaticum also known as Chinese cassia comes from an evergreen shrubby tree native to Southern Asia which grows to a height of 10-15 metres. The tree has greyish-red bark, and the leaves are pinnately compound resembling those of the laurel tree oval to oblong, dark green and glossy in colour and approximately 12-22cm in length. The flowers are comprised of panicles of 6-petaled white florets with yellow stamens.
Cassia can be added to both sweet and savoury dishes, sprinkle into bread, biscuit, cake and muffin recipes, it can be added to curry powder blends, stirred in to soups, stews and tagines., it works well with chicken, lamb and beef. Add to crumble toppings and the fillings of apple and pumpkin pies, sprinkle onto porridge, muesli, pancakes for a sweet spicy flavour. You can also blend it into butter and make spicy cinnamon toast, try the butter on toasted teacakes and crumpets too! The spice can also be added to scented sachets and pot pourri mixes and used as flavouring for mulled wine and cider.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions