Spices

Cassia vera

Spices

Cassia vera

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Description

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NAME: Cinnamomum burmanii

FAMILY: Lauraceae

ORIGIN: Indonesia

APPEARANCE: sticks of woody structure and brown in color

TASTE: woody, reminiscent of cinnamon

HEALING POWERS: a natural remedy for pain, depression, inflammation, viral infections

PART OF PLANT: bark

PROCESSING METHOD: When the Cassia Vera tree is 2 years old, the bark peels off the stem and is then cut into sticks which are then dried


Fun fact

  • although it is similar to cinnamon, Cassia Vera differs from it in its strength, quality and medicinal properties

Usage

COOKERY: 

  • used for meat dishes, cakes, ice creams and other sweets

CATERING/HOSPITALITY: 

  • as a seasoning for hot and cold cocktails, most commonly punch, tea and mulled /spiked wine
  • goes great with dehydrated apples, pears and oranges as well as with chocolate and coffee combinations

Packing and storage

  • dark, dry place at room temperature
  • shelf life: 24 months

Cocktails ideal for this herb

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