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Cinnamon Ground, Saigon, Organic

Original price $9.95 - Original price $9.95
Original price
$9.95 - $9.95
Current price $9.95
Size: 40 g / 1.41 oz
Highly perfumed, sweeter and darker coloured than so-called true cinnamon (cinnamomum zeylanicum), Saigon cinnamon is ground from a particular type of cassia quills (cinnamomum loureirii) which have been cured, washed, dried, and finally, fermented, to produce a particularly fine and fragrant product. Many English-speaking countries make a distinction between cinnamon and cassia, and regard the former as superior, but this is more about colonial politics than quality. In France, all of the subtly different varieties of South China Seas cinnamon/cassia would simply be called canelle.
About South China Seas

About South China Seas

Since 1994, South China Seas has spent over 30 years sourcing the most intense and flavourful spices from around the world. We grind, blend and package our spices in Vancouver, Canada. Our ever-growing collection of spices, herbs and blends represents our passion for global flavours & exploring international cultures through food. 

"The definitive location for all of your exotic cuisine needs, the South China Seas Trading Company does an excellent job of stocking unique items from all over Asia, Latin America, India and the Caribbean."

"Excellent spot to find otherwise obscure ingredients. I found long peppercorns after a year of searching and real wasabi!"

"I've been shopping at South China Seas for over 20 years and I'm always happy with the selection of products . . . I can always find the sauces and ingredients that I need for my favourite Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Latin American recipes."