Nothing beats the intensity of freshly ground Cinnamon. We grind our cinnamon fresh every other week so that you get the best possible flavor and aroma from your Saratoga Spicery Cassia Cinnamon.
Origin: Viet Nam — Vietnamese cassia (a.k.a. Cannelle de Saïgon) has the highest oil content of all cinnamons, generally 4-6% by weight, so it is the most sweet, spicy and pungent by far, and considered to be the most aromatic of all the cinnamons. The unique flavor, sweet aroma, and warm heat are derived from an essential oil called cinnamaldehyde.
Vietnamese Cassia Cinnamon comes from the bark of an evergreen cassia tree—of the genus Cinnamomum—that grows naturally in the high mountainous regions of Northern and Central Vietnam.
Traditionally used in Chinese Five Spice or Garam Masala, an Indian Spice Blend, Cinnamon is a versatile and widely used spice. It really is a must-try. Once you taste this stuff, highly prized among bakers and chefs, nothing else compares, but of course its strength and single-note aggressiveness are not suitable for every dish. Cassia Cinnamon is a perfect spice to use during the winter months.
How to enjoy — Here are a few quick serving ideas:
Recipes — Cassia Cinnamon works well in many savory dishes. It adds a wonderful warm and spicy note to long-cooked braises and hearty soups. Check the 2 recipes we’ve rounded up here.
The rare Tellicherry Bold Peppercorns are considered the highest grade of black pepper to come out of what is considered to be the finest black pepper production area in the world along the Malabar coast of Western India.
Colossal in size and more mature compared to all other black peppercorns, these tiny giants selfishly absorbed more nutrients when growing on the vine to become the best of the bunch. Packed with bright balanced fresh flavors and a complex somewhat sweet aroma these peppercorns are superior in every way.
It was the beautiful and fragrant Tellicherry black pepper scent that led us to start Saratoga Spicery.
Our Tellicherry Pepper has strong citrus and pine notes, with hints of cedar, cherries and juniper, and most of all, a bright freshness. The mild-but-spicy flavor and complex aroma make it a great unequaled pepper, and the most luxurious and flavorful.
When you grind our Tellicherry black pepper, the citrus aroma is immediate and beautiful. You'll understand when you open a jar or bag. And you will love our pepper!!
These magnificent whole black peppercorns are great on everything, especially beef, chicken, chops, fish, salads, vegetables, soups, and omelets.