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Bay Leaf Whole 0.15 oz in Glass Bottle, Certified Organic

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Cassia Leaf

Species: Cinnamomum cassia, Cinnamomum burmannii

Other names: Chinese cassia, Chinese cinnamon, twak, Indian Bay Leaf

Appearance: The cassia leaf is broad and flat, about 3 inches long and light green in color.

Typically used: The whole leaf is used as a seasoning, but it is removed before serving.

Origin: Cassia is grown in the tropical or subtropical region in Southeast Asia, including China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Flavor: While the cassia bark is more spicy and peppery than the sweeter Ceylon Cinnamon variety, the cassia leaf imparts a delicate subtle cinnamon flavor to dishes.

Aroma: Slightly of cinnamon

Culinary uses: The cassia leaf can be added to soups, stews, curries, chili, as well as rice dishes or steeped as a tea.

Other uses: Cassia is often used medicinally to aid in digestion or stimulate appetite.

Ceylon vs. Cassia: Cassia bark can be described as hard, thick, and rough in comparison to Ceylon Cinnamon. Cassia is more tan than reddish brown. When dried, Cassia Cinnamon sticks appear as a single thick layer that curls in from two sides, whereas Ceylon Cinnamon has many layers that usually curl altogether.

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