Spice Trade — cassia

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Honey & Cinnamon, a natural medicine!

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Usually we at Regency aren’t into posting about natural remedies, but here’s one that has been investigated and confirmed by modern science, so we are comfortable to share it with you. Of course, before starting any treatment, do consult a specialist. And we also aren’t making any claims that this will work for you! Regency Grade Ceylon Sticks, Alba In many cultures of the world, a mixture of honey and cinnamon has served as a traditional cure. Today’s scientists understand that honey is a good medicine for curing various ailments, and until now has no known side effects for treating...

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Healthy reasons to eat Ceylon Cinnamon, not it’s Chinese Cousin Cassia

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We’ve touted the taste benefits of Cassia Cinnamon for decades. It’s got a strong spice and sweetness to it, it’s cheap and less delicate for transport and storage. Yet, there’s one big area where Cassia Cinnamon lacks, in comparison to it’s “Ceylon True Cinnamon” counterpart. Regency Grade Ceylon Sticks, Alba Ceylon Cinnamon is much more expensive and difficult to find, and with good reason. It only grows in Sri Lanka, with annual yield hovering near 10,000MT. In comparison, Cassia Cinnamon grows in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and small quantities in many other parts of the world too. The crop is easy...

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Tandoori Paneer just like home

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Our home favourite! This Paneer is unlike the common Matar Paneer or Palak Paneer you find it restaurants. It’s name comes from the Tandoor Oven used to cook it in – a special, cylindrical clay oven used in Indian cooking and baking, temperatures inside can reach as high as 480°C (900°F)! Of course at home, we just use an ordinary grill. This paneer takes on a delicious full-bodied flavour after being marinated in a blend of indian spices. It’s also served without a wet curry base – not needed when the paneer itself tastes so good. Works best as an...

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Cinnamon prices and trade tricks

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Cinnamon prices have been on rocketing up for the majority of this year. Prices are up over 150% since April when the fresh crop came in! We saw this happening earlier, and there are still no signs of a slowdown. One interesting point to note however, is that prices have still not reached their all time high in the 80’s. In order to maintain the same quality cinnamon, we will be increasing our prices while the market remains high, as it’s now time for us to re-order. Unlike many whole spices, Cinnamon is one that can be tampered with to...

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Nutrition and buying tips: Cassia Cinnamon

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All values below are per 1 tsp (2.6g) of ground cassia cinnamon. ProximatesWater 0.28gEnergy 6kcalProtein 0.10gTotal lipid (fat) 0.03gCarbohydrate, by difference 2.10gFiber, total dietary 1.4gSugars, total 0.06g MineralsCalcium, Ca 26mgIron, Fe 0.22mgMagnesium, Mg 2mgPhosphorus, P 2mgPotassium, K 11mgSodium, Na 0mgZinc, Zn 0.05mg VitaminsVitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.1mgThiamin 0.001mgRiboflavin 0.001mgNiacin 0.035mgVitamin B-6 0.004mgFolate, DFE 0µgVitamin B-12 0.00µgVitamin A, RAE 0µgVitamin A, IU 8IUVitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), 0.06mgVitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µgVitamin D 0IUVitamin K, 0.8 LipidsFatty acids, total saturated 0.009gFatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.006Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.002Cholesterol 0mg Tips on buying quality cinnamon sticks Our recommendation is to to buy...

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