Organic Cinnamon Quill 20g
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka/India
Organic cinnamon suffers from the most delicious identity crisis there is: savoury or sweet? Taken from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees, the spice is used in traditional gourmet dishes across the globe. But not all cinnamon is created equal. Cassia cinnamon is of lower quality and originates from Southern China. It’s spicier, has a tangier bite, and is considered to be subpar for most authentic recipes. That’s why we use organic Ceylon cinnamon for our spice array. Organic Ceylon cinnamon is originally from Sri Lanka. It’s a much higher quality spice and is commonly used in authentic, traditional Indian and Asian dishes. Also known as Dalchini, organic cinnamon is frequently used to cut the sweet out of sugary treats. The earthy aromatic is renowned for its desserts (who hasn’t obsessed over homemade cinnamon buns or apple cinnamon fritters?). But Dalchini is far from relegated to the dessert side of cooking! Its diverse and complex flavour profile makes it a perfect addition to unusual dishes (sweet potatoes and monkey bread come to mind as family favourites). Organic cinnamon’s addition to chutneys, teas, and vegetables can turn even the blandest of dishes into a marvellous creation. Whether you’re looking to throw some organic cinnamon powder into your hot chocolate or prefer to add a cinnamon stick to your ice cream, there’s no end to cinnamon’s applications.
How to use organic cinnamon?
Organic cinnamon can be cooked, consumed, and used aesthetically. Like most spices, Dalchini’s uses are dependant on the form it comes in.
Organic cinnamon is delicious no matter how you slice it - or, rather, how you sprinkle it. Use it by the teaspoon in stews and curries, or put it in a sugar sifter to take your doughnuts to the next level. Organic cinnamon can also be used in mulled wine for those fancy holiday parties - just do everyone a favour and don’t spend half the party telling everyone that your mulled wine is homemade from scratch, okay, Brenda? We get it. You’re a great host.
But seriously, what can’t you put organic cinnamon into?
So you don’t just want to be friends with Dalchini. You need it everywhere. Eating it doesn’t satisfy that sweet, savoury craving. We get it. Organic cinnamon is awesome. That’s why we’re here telling you that it’s okay - even encouraged - to use cinnamon oil in your diffuser. (Who doesn’t want their home smelling like a Christmas wonderland in July?) Other uses include: using organic cinnamon in teas to soothe sore throats, as a face mask to relieve skin concerns like acne and blemishes - and as a quick fix for scratches in your furniture. (No, really. You can fix your furniture with ground cinnamon).
100% Organic Cinnamon
Country of origin
Dalchini can be found growing naturally in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and the Malabar Coast of India. It’s also grown in other countries around the world, including areas of South America and the West Indies. Adventurous gardeners can find it in their window boxes and acid-based gardens!
Storage / Packaging
Organic cinnamon powder should be sealed at ambient temperature. The container should be kept in a dry area - and kept out of direct sunlight. When stored correctly in its original box, our Dalchini has a shelf life of 1.5 years from its packaging date.
Although it’s true that all spices will eventually lose their flavour over time, our packaging works to stretch every tasty second of organic cinnamon’s shelf life. Made out of biodegradable, compostable bags designed to lock in every morsel of flavour, you can rest easy knowing that your ingredients will always taste right. Plus, you can feel great about doing something good for the environment! That certainly deserves a second helping of cinnamon buns…
Organic cinnamon can complement a variety of spices. It works to enhance the other spice’s flavour and adds balance the current flavour profile of the dish. Some of the best complimentary spices include:
- Hot Chili
Organic Cinnamon Health Benefits
Organic cinnamon has been long thought to have medicinal properties. Dalchini has travelled the world, bringing its delicious healing powers to far-flung civilisations. From Ancient Egypt to 17th-century Netherlands, the history of Dalchini is undeniably storied. These accounts include tales of myriad therapeutic benefits and uses - many of which have been confirmed by modern medicine. This is especially true for organic Ceylon cinnamon, which has been demonstrated to have significantly higher levels of Cinnamomum. Check out some of organic cinnamon’s best medicinal qualities:
- Dalchini’s antibacterial and antifungal properties could be used to treat infections.
- The anti-inflammatory properties can help to reduce swelling.
- Organic cinnamon works to lower blood sugar.
- Loaded with anti-oxidants, organic cinnamon promotes total-body health.
The buck doesn’t stop there! Dalchini is still being investigated for its effectiveness in many other areas of medicine. Many exciting new findings have indicated that organic cinnamon’s medicinal properties are extensive.
- Using organic cinnamon can help to prevent heart disease.
- Some potential cancer treatments have been identified.
- Dalchini also may act as a preventative measure against Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.
- Finally, organic cinnamon is currently being researched as a natural inhibitor for HIV-1.
While organic cinnamon’s health benefits have been clearly established, it should be noted that Dalchini is not a replacement for modern medicine. Please make sure to seek professional medical advice from a qualified doctor or other healthcare professionals when looking to treat specific medical ailments.
|Alternative Names||Cinnamomum Zelanicum|