Spice Trade — cinnamon

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

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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Cassia: A real spice or a fake cinnamon

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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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Baklava (Recipe)

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Baklava is one of those desserts that you will never forget once you try it. It can be best described as the dessert answer to the Croissant. It’s native to the remains of the Ottoman Empire (for example Turkey or the Middle East), and is also very popular in parts of Asia. Baklava is a technical dish, but only requires a small number of ingredients. It’s also well worth the effort. A good baklava is layered with flavour and fit for a king. In fact, it is believed to have been developed in the Imperial palace kitchens in Turkey centuries...

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