Frontier Co-Op Organic Cinnamon Sticks Whole 3'' Ceylon Description
Natural Products Co-op
Cinnamomum verum, native to Sri Lanka, is considered the "true cinnamon" of the world. Cinnamon sticks from this species are often referred to as ceylon or "soft" cinnamon sticks, and have different physical characteristics, as well as a milder, sweeter flavor than common cinnamon.
Processing Notes: Ceylon sticks are harvested from an evergreen that grows 30-60' in height, with light brown, papery leaves, reaching as much as 7" in length with delicate white-yellow flowers in the summer. The bark, comprised of long, slender phleom fibers (less than 30 mm thick), is harvested from a tree every other year. After harvest, the barks is allowed to ferment for 14 hours, before inner bark is scraped away leaving behind the delicate inner bark, that easily breaks into splintery fragments under light pressure. Ceylon sticks taste spicy, sweet, and delicate with much more gourmet flair than that of common cinnamon.
Suggested Use: Cinnamon is the world's most popular baking spice. You'll recognize its familiar taste and aroma in cakes, breads, cookies, breads and pies, dumplings, puddings, pastries and ice cream. It's common in savory dishes too--soups, chutneys, catsup, pickles, squash, vinegars and meat glazes -- and hot drinks like cider, coffee, tea and cocoa.
Cinnamon complements fruits like apricots, cherries, apples, blueberries and oranges. Vegetables, too -- especially carrots, spinach and onions -- are enhanced by cinnamon's pungent sweetness.
In combination with other spices (like cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, allspice and black pepper), cinnamon shows up in a wide array of spice blends, including pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, cider blends, five spice powder, curries, pickling spice, even popcorn seasoning.
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Ingredients: Organic whole ceylon cinnamon sticks.
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Holiday Spice DIY Potpourri
If you’ve ever wondered how to make potpourri, you’re in luck. Not only is it super easy, but this DIY potpourri is such a wonderful gift that you'll want to make extra and save some for yourself as well. Whole cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and cloves, enhanced with those very essential oils, will lend warmth and beauty to the home of anyone on your list.
1 cup cinnamon sticks (2 to 3 in. long)
1 cup whole cloves
1 cup whole nutmeg
2 oz. Aura Cacia jojoba oil
8 drops Aura Cacia cassia bark essential oil
8 drops Aura Cacia clove bud essential oil
8 drops Aura Cacia nutmeg essential oil
2-oz. amber glass mist bottle
- In medium bowl, combine cinnamon sticks, cloves and nutmeg. Toss until well mixed.
- In mist bottle, combine jojoba oil with essential oils, replace lid and shake until well blended.
- Alternate between spraying and tossing spices in bowl. Continue spraying until thoroughly saturated.
- Place scented potpourri in jars and decorate with ribbon or raffia.
Tip: To make sachets, place scented potpourri in small linen bags and tie with ribbon or raffia.