Spice Trade — cassia

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Cassia

cassia knowledge base

Incessant rains at origin adversely affect Cassia Crop – delaying arrivals, spoiling quality, and increasing prices. We expect markets to stabilize in a few months, in the meantime, we are gradually buying new season crop.  Today’s prices Cassia Cinnamon Sticks: 50G (1.8 OZ) PRICE: USD 12100G (3.5 OZ) PRICE: USD 16200G (7.1 OZ) PRICE: USD 24  Cassia: 50G (1.8 OZ) PRICE: USD 7100G (3.5 OZ) PRICE: USD 10200G (7.1 OZ) PRICE: USD 16300G (10.6 OZ) PRICE: USD 21   

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Cassia: A real spice or a fake cinnamon

cassia cinnamon knowledge base

Cassia is one of those spices that has suffered a particularly bad bout of publicity: commonly denounced as the “fake Cinnamon” or as an inferior spice, Cassia is rather misunderstood. Cassia is the bark of the cassia tree – a tree indigenous to China, which carries crop with flavour characteristics close to Cinnamon. Part of the problem may lie in the fact that it’s produced by China, a producer that the public has a general level of wariness towards. But China has been producing delicious spices, food and other ingredients for millennia. The real heart of the problem is it’s...

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Vietnamese Cassia and Star Anise

cassia market news star anise

EU Alert – Whole Star Anise and Cassia from Vietnam may be coloured in Vietnam using a non-food approved Dye – Solvent Orange 3. This has led to brighter colour appearances, but unsafe product for health reasons. We also find the taste to be artificial.   

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Cassia

cassia market news

Cassia new crop arrives – late and smaller than ever before. Prices are up, and hard to get quality. Due to increase in costs of cassia farming, and poor weather.  

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