Spice Trade — cassia

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

Tandoori Paneer just like home

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Tandoori Paneer just like home

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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Cassia

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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

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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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