12'' Cinnamon Stick
Cinnamon Sticks are spicy-sweet, rolled, woody sticks, perfect for infusing a curry, dessert sauce or hot drink.
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Ready to use whole or ground. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Cinnamon Sticks are an invaluable culinary staple, derived from the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree that is harvested and curls into quills as it dries.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices, mentioned in the Bible and used in ancient Egypt for beverage flavoring and medicine. Its popularity spread to China where it currently is widely produced. While most familiarly used in baked goods, the flavor is also popular in roasting meats, brewing beverages and adding to savory sauces.
The essential oils in the bark of cinnamon have been found to aid circulatory ailments, boost brain function and improve colon health. It is suggested that simply adding cinnamon to a daily diet can help reap the benefits from this popular spice. It is also frequently infused into soaps, oils and perfumery for aromatherapy treatments.
Cinnamon is harvested from several different species of trees, all of which produce an aromatic bark. Most cinnamon grown for commercial use, including these 12" Cinnamon Sticks, is of the "cassia" variety. Cassia is a related species that has a very similar flavor to the "canela" variety that some call "true cinnamon."
These 12" Cinnamon Sticks are ideal for dramatic presentations, including coffee and tea service, hot seasonal cocktails and even garnishing baked goods and roasts.
Hibiscus tea is a very popular use of the dried hibiscus flower. Throughout both North and Latin America, this sweetened, chilled version called Jamaica is characterized by its ruby pigment, fruity aroma and intriguing spice.