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Cinnamon 10" (approx 30 sticks/lb) Sticks

Cinnamon 10" (approx 30 sticks/lb) Sticks

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Also known as Chinese cassia, or ròu gùi in Chinese, this species of cinnamon is typically sold as quills (sticks) because the bark is thicker and harder than other varieties.

Whole cinnamon sticks are the finishing touch to add to a simmering pot of spiced hot cider or mulled wine.

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quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound30 pieces
active compoundsVolatile oil, sugar and tannin.
plant part usedbark
processing10" sticks

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaRolled bark with a sweet aroma


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cosmeticAdd to oils and infusions made for cosmetic use.
decorativeUse in potpourri blends and in herbal crafts.
culinaryAdd to a cup of hot tea, coffee, cocoa or mulled wine.
aromaticTincture or extract in alcohol for use in perfumery.
industrialCinnamon is widely used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
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flavor profile

10 inch
cinnamon sticks

Sweet and pungent. Blends well with most other spices, especially star anise, cardamom, nutmeg and allspice.

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10 inch
cinnamon sticks

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[ Cinnamon Sticks ] ~ from Montery Bay Spice Company

what else you should know

10 inch
cinnamon sticks

Cinnamon bark is obtained from an evergreen tree that is native to China and now widely cultivated in India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and other locations in southeastern Asia. The botanical genus and common name for this member of the laurel family is adapted from the Latin canna which translates to "cane" or "reed" and is a reference to the manner in which the bark curls as it dries.

In the west, cinnamon is commonly used as a baking spice and flavoring for beverages. However, because the bark of C. cassia is thicker than other species of cinnamon, it would not be wise to attempt to grind whole sticks at home in a spice grinder. Instead, plan to use the whole quills to flavor braised foods and simmering liquids. Whole cinnamon sticks can also be infused in gin or vodka, alone or in combination with other spices.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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