17 August 2011

Flavour of the Week - Cassia

Cassia oil, sometimes referred to as Chinese cinnamon is generally steam distiller from the leaves of Cinnamomum Cassia which are large slender trees that grow in Southeastern China and to a lesser extent Vietnan. Not to be confused with Ceylon Cinnamon Bark which is derived from a different species.

In the same was that the Ceylon Cinnamon is known for its Bark so the Cinnamomum Cassia is also home to aromatic and flavoursome bark.

Although similar in flavour to cinnamon it is much stronger and more concentrated meaning we need use much less of the product and still get a similar flavour.

Flavour - cinnamon, aromatic, spiced, eartthy

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