Saigon Cinnamon Sticks, Vietnam
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Sharp, spicy and much warmer than all origins of cinnamon, Vietnamese cinnamon is the perfect product for those who like their cinnamon to bring the heat. The spicy notes of these cinnamon quills come from cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil found in all cinnamon varieties but found in the highest concentrations in Vietnamese grown cinnamon.  This cinnamon is not to be confused with Ceylon cinnamon and is not advised for users who do not like their cinnamon spicy or are trying to cut down or reduce their coumarin intake.

Where do cinnamon quills come from?

Cinnamon quills of all varieties come from the bark of several types of evergreen trees c. loureiric ( more closely related to cassia than Ceylon), c.cassia, and c. verum. native to regions of the world such as Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and even Mexico. To form the quills of the woodier varieties of cinnamon, the first layer of inner bark is peeled from the evergreen shoots and dried in the sun over many days.  The sun drying is what results in the natural curling of the quills.  Quills are then cut to a specific length to meet market demands.  

Using cinnamon sticks from Vietnam   

When using whole cinnamon stick, drop the quill in your liquid of choice to add a wonderful cinnamon aroma and flavor to any dish.  If you need to grind your cinnamon, we recommend breaking it into smaller pieces (just know this cinnamon is tougher and woodier than other varieties) and using a spice grinder. Pulse until you get just the right consistency you are looking for.  If you are looking for pre ground Saigon cinnamon, hop on over to our Saigon cinnamon powder page and you will find the perfect size you are looking for of premium quality cinnamon powder from Vietnam. 

 




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