Spice Trade — cinnamon

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

How to make your own pickles with raw spices

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It’s that time of year when pickles seem so attractive to eat. Put some in burgers, wraps and sandwiches, just eat them on the side as a snack, or use to top a salad or pasta. It’s a great way to get in some fun textures, flavours and a lot of nutrients! Here’s how you can make your own homemade pickles using whatever you have on hand, plus some staple spices. Recipe: Homemade pickles Ingredients 4-5 thinly sliced cucumbers1 sliced bell pepper1 thinly sliced carrot1 thinly sliced celery1 diced onion(optionally add or substitute any of the above with other vegetables...

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Traditional Thai Massaman Curry with Beef (Recipe)

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Recipe: Beef Massaman Curry Serves: 4 Ingredients For the tamarind water60g tamarind paste150ml warm water For the curry paste10 dried kashmiri chillies, seeds removed, roughly chopped2 tbsp coriander seeds1 tbsp cumin seeds1 tsp green cardamom seeds (from about 20 green cardamom pods)16 cloves8cm cinnamon stick2 large pieces of blade mace1/2 tsp nutmeg powder10g of fresh coriander leaves3 tbsp vegetable oil200g shallots or onions, roughly chopped25g garlic cloves, peeled, roughly chopped25g fresh root ginger, roughly chopped2 lemongrass stalks, tough outer leaves removed, soft inner core chopped120ml coconut milk For the curry 1.5kg blade or chuck steak, cut into 5cm/2in chunks600ml oz coconut milk6 green cardamom pods8cm cinnamon stick1 tsp pink salt300g potatoes8...

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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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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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