CinnamonSpice of the Month —
Explore Cinnamon, our spice of the month, and see how it can elevate your culinary creations.
Cinnamon is a warmly aromatic spice with a distinct blend of earthiness and sweetness. It possesses the remarkable ability to transform the character of a dish, infusing sweet and earthy notes into desserts, while also elevating savory dishes with a hint of warm spiciness.
Whole cinnamon takes the form of sticks of a warm reddish brown hue. This is actually the rolled bark of the cinnamon tree. Ground cinnamon appears as a fine, reddish-brown powder, exuding a sweet and enticing aroma.
Cinnamon offers several health benefits like helping regulate blood sugar, supporting heart health, reducing inflammation, and providing antioxidants for well-being.
Cinnamon is versatile, elevating both sweet and savory dishes. Add ground cinnamon to your morning oatmeal or coffee, and infuse it into your baked goods. In savory cooking, use cinnamon for curries, stews, and roasted meats.
Types of Cinnamon
Ceylon cinnamon or "true" cinnamon is a unique, soft, and brittle variety with very low coumarin levels. It's costly due to its intensive handcrafted harvesting and thin layering process. It's known for a subtle, sophisticated aroma, its complexity of flavor, and its slightly sweeter taste, enhancing fine desserts without overpowering them.
Indonesian & Vietnamese cinnamon are what is known as a "cassia" cinnamon as opposed to "true" cinnamon. They are known for their spicy flavor, strong aroma, and sometimes bitter taste. 70% of The North American market uses cassia cinnamon, mostly of Indonesian origin.
Chinese Cinnamon is also of the cassia variety. Less sweet, slightly bitter, and mostly used for medicinal purposes in China, it is not typically exported to other markets.
Harris Spice is your partner in utilizing the potential of cinnamon for your business. Our experienced R&D team creates custom spice blends to meet your unique needs. Contact us to see how we can help your business!