Whole Cloves | Syzygium aromaticum, Sri Lanka
Hand Picked Cloves
Clove the aromatic dried flower bud from a member of the evergreen family, cloves are beautiful addition to any spice pantry. As a staple in the classic béchamel sauce or used for pickling olives, cloves add a depth of flavor to many wonderful recipes. The Sri Lankan clove is prized for being higher in essential oil than other varieties of the tiny little unopened flower. Try Slofoodgroup brand cloves today and see for yourself why we cannot stop raving about these powerful little flower buds.
Uses: baking, roasts, hot winter toddies, Caribbean and Asian spice rub
Cinnamon Powder | Ceylon Cinnamon, Sri Lanka
Ceylon cinnamon, not your mothers cinnamon
Consumed mostly in Europe and South America, Ceylon Cinnamon a the rarest and most valuable form of cinnamon in the world today. It is, at times, referred to as true cinnamon but do not be mistaken, this is not like any cinnamon you have ever tasted. Its flavor and aroma profile is delicate, sweet and slightly citrus. It is entirely different to other types of cinnamon commonly found or consumed in the United States. Our Organic Cinnamon is available to purchase in both ground cinnamon powder and 5 inch cinnamon quills. This beautifully scented cinnamon packs a delicate punch and goes great in any dish or recipe you previously used Cassia cinnamon or other varieties of the cinnamon spice.
- Grown, harvested and dried on a family estate located in Sri Lanka, Ceylon cinnamon is a real treat to use.
- Sri Lanka is the birthplace of the true cinnamon and the worlds largest exporter. In South America true cinnamon is commonly used in moles and other sauce and rubs
- Ceylon cinnamon is used in Mexican chocolate and other goods or drinks such as horchata, flan or other familiar favorites . For this reason, Ceylon Cinnamon is commonly referred to as Mexican cinnamon and although Mexico does grow small amount of this product it is almost entirely imported from Sri Lanka.
Adding a touch of Cinnamon powder to berries, oatmeal, protein shakes and many other applications make it a wonderful treat. Packed in the USA and ground fresh this cinnamon is certified organic by both the USDA and Control Union organic EU. We hope you love this product as much as we do and we know your cinnamon buns will thank you.
Fun Fact about Ceylon Cinnamon, it was Once More Precious than Gold.... aren’t we glad we are not paying those prices.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to humanity. It was mentioned in the Bible, used in ancient Egypt and has caused countries to go to war. Cinnamon was once so highly treasured that it was considered more precious than gold for a period of time. We sure cannot imagine our kitchen or pantry without it.
Cinnamon Quills | Ceylon, Sri Lanka
Alba Grade Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Quills
Sri Lankan Cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon is often times referred to as true cinnamon at least scientifically and historically speaking. Other cinnamons, while of the same genus, are technically cassia bark. Cassia cinnamon is cheaper and produces a more harsh and spicy type of cinnamon flavor. For the sake of trade and purchase today, all species are considered cinnamon and true cinnamon is the scientific literal translation from its original latin origins. Ceylon Cinnamon while less common and more expensive than cassia cinnamon is favored by pastry Chefs in Europe for its soft, delicate and cleaner cinnamon flavor. A large difference between Ceylon Cinnamon and Cassia Cinnamon is that Ceylon Cinnamon is filled like a cigar and its flesh is soft and brittle and easily broken by hand whereas Cassia Cinnamon or Cassia bark is hardier and woodier and do not break easily.
- Cinnamon is sourced from the bark of various species of the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamomum is tree-farmed in much of Asia, though primarily in Indonesia, China, and Vietnam. Our Cinnamon Comes from Sri Lanka, formerly known as the colony of Ceylon, taste and see the difference, you may just never go back.
- available in bulk quantities
- 5 inch cut c
- all natural, gluten-free, kosher, non GMO
- Certified Organic by both USDA and EU
To Produce Ceylon Cinnamon
a tree is grown for about 2 years. It is chopped down to a stump, from which dozens of small shoots will spring up. The shoots are allowed to mature and thicken to about two inches in diameter. After the green outer bark is shaved off, the inner bark is bruised and struck evenly until it releases from the heart of the wood. This inner bark is then removed in large sheets, cut into strips, and air-dried. These strips are then curled into quills of cinnamon that are then further dried in ovens or by baking them outside under the sun. After achieving a sufficient tan, the quills are sent on their way to the world.
Sri Lankan cinnamon (aka: Ceylon cinnamon) is smooth and aromatic with hints of citrus, sugar, and butter. That complex aroma is a perfect all-purpose cinnamon for using in curries, stews, and pastries. Try dusting over oatmeal or mixing with sugar on buttered toast. We highly recommend using this cinnamon in the Mexican drink horchata or the English egg nog.
Saffron | Negin Cut, Persia
Buy Saffron today for a truly exotic and flavorful cooking experience
Here at SLOFOODGROUP we know how difficult the decision of buying saffron can truly be...Saffron is the world's most expensive and sought after spice. Taste, color and authenticity are questions many consumers ask. There are various varieties of Saffron but our Saffron is Negin Grade 1 Saffron. This cut of saffron filament is highly prized by gourmet chefs for its thicker and dark all red filaments. The corcin rates at the top of the ISO color scale. Negin Saffron threads are crimson red with yellow style of less than 1 percent. Given all the varieties of saffron (Greek, Spanish, Austrian), Persian Saffron continues to be the most valued for it's coloring (Corcin) and flavor (Safranal) properties across the globe.
Saffron is used in many famous dishes:
Spanish Paella, French bouillabaisse (seafood dish), and Italian risotto speak volumes about saffron and its culinary value. Saffron is even used in gelato and Saffron rock candy found throughout the Middle East and Europe. Shop for saffron with confidence when you buy saffron from Slofoodgroup. We take quality seriously and we take our saffron seriously too.
We believe it is the best quality Saffron on the market. You have our unconditional quality and money back guarantee when you buy saffron from us, know that you are getting the absolute best and freshest Saffron you can find.
Facts about our saffron
- ISO Grade I rating - 259.3 coloring strength for Negin Grade 1 Saffron
- All red filaments
- Freshness guarantee
- Saffron is available by the gram, ounce, pound or kilo.
- all natural, gluten-free, kosher, non GMO
- For whole sale or bulk orders of saffron please send us an email for quotation.
*saffron user tip: for best coloring, when using Saffron, slightly grind saffron with mortar and pestle and add to steeping liquid. Let set for a minimum of 10 minutes (but we believe overnight is best). This will really help by adding maxium color and depth of flavor to you cooking liquid. Buy saffron today and experience for yourself the worlds most expensive spice and bring some beautiful color into your cooking.