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Cinnamomum Burmannii: Top Health Benefits For A Healthy Lifestyle

What Is Cinnamomum Burmannii?

One of the most flavorful and satisfying spices out there, Cinnamomum burmannii is actually a small tree also known as Batavia cassia. Sometimes it’s also referred to as Indonesian cassia or Padang cassia. Whatever you call it, the plant is a card-carrying member of the Lauraceae family.1

Throughout Southeast Asia, in different parts of Indonesia and the Philippines, the plant is distributed and cultivated. It can possess a series of elliptical, shiny green leaves. They are arranged on opposite sides of a tiny, egg-shaped fruit (which is usually about 1 cm long). If you’re wondering where to buy Cinnamomum burmannii, you can often find the dried bark in your local market. It can come as a powder or take the form of a quill or roll.2

Cinnamomum burmannii is mostly used as a flavoring agent in food products, drinks, mints, or chewing gum. The distilled oil from the bark and the spice’s oleoresin are utilized in soap products and perfumes, too. In Mexico, Cinnamomum burmannii is used to brew chocolate and flavor candies and liquor.3

Cinnamomum contains up to 350 different species native to tropical America and regions of the Asian-Pacific. The bark has a spicy taste and is quite aromatic. Home cooks love to use cinnamon powder, and the food industries use the extract to flavor processed foods.4

History Of Cinnamomum Burmannii

Native to China and Vietnam, Cinnamomum burmannii has been introduced throughout every region of Asia. But the spice has crossed seas and is prevalent in the Réunion islands, as well. You can also find Cinnamomum burmannii growing in South America, North America, and Central America.5

Most of the time, you’ll find Cinnamomum burmannii used in baked goods like pies, cakes, cookies, biscuits, and steamed puddings. But Cinnamomum burmannii is also great when added to your favorite marinades and ice creams, too.6,7

Sources
1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459454/
2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459454/
3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459454/
4 https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/13516#tosummaryOfInvasiveness
5 https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/13516#tosummaryOfInvasiveness
6 https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/13516#tosummaryOfInvasiveness
7 https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/13516#tosummaryOfInvasiveness

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