Also known as Bastard Cinnamon, this is similar to true cinnamon but has a more pungent, less delicate flavor and is a thicker coarser bark. Southern Europeans often prefer it to cinnamon and Cassia has long been used by the Chinese and is even mentioned in the Bible! Cassia prefers warm tropical conditions and is native to Burma. It is an ingredient in mixed spice, pickling spice and is particularly good with stewed fruit.
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