Cassia typically refers to cassia bark, the spice made from the bark of East Asian trees related to the “true cinnamon” (Cinnamomum verum) of Sri Lanka. Cassia is the typical “cinnamon” marketed in North America but is distinguished from it in Europe.
|Latin name:||Cinnamomum Cassia|
|Origin:||Indonesia, Sri Lanka|
|How is it harvested:||Trees are coppiced after two years growth. The bark is immediately hand cut while it is still wet and left to dry. Can come in either quills, kibbled or powdered.|
|Other uses:||Food trade - curry powder and Chinese cooking|