Fairtrade Cinnamon FAQ

What Fairtrade Cinnamon ingredients do we supply?

We supply Fairtrade Organic Cinnamon Sticks and Fairtrade Organic Ground Cinnamon.

What is Fairtrade Cinnamon?

Cinnamon comes from the bark of an evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka and India which grows to a height of 8-20 metres. The leaves are petiolate, entire, mid green in colour with the underside being a paler green than the upper side, leathery ovate and up to 18cm in length. Young leaves are paler green with a reddish tinge, the leaves have 3-5 longitudinal veins. The 6-petaled flowers are approximately 3mm in diameter, pale yellowy-white in colour and form panicles of blooms which are 5-7cm in length. Flowers give way to fleshy fruits which are ovoid in shape, black in colour when ripe and 1.5-2 cm in length.

What is the Latin name for Cinnamon?

The Latin name for Cinnamon is Cinnamomum zeylanicum. Other names include:  Sri Lanka Cinnamon, True Cinnamon, Sweet Wood, Cinamonas, Dalchini, Canela, Cannelle Ceylan, Zimt, Kanel, Cannella, Qurfa, Kanellë, Ceylonski Cimet, Seiron-Nikkei, Koritsa, Korytsya & Cây quế.

What plant family does Cinnamon come from?

Cinnamon comes from the plant family known as Lauraceae.

Where does our Fairtrade Cinnamon come from?

Our Fairtrade Organic Cinnamon Sticks and Fairtrade Ground Cinnamon are both products of Sri Lanka.

How would you describe the flavour of Fairtrade Cinnamon?

Cinnamon has a sweet, woody fragrance and a sweet yet spicy flavour.

Are our Fairtrade Cinnamon ingredients organic?

Yes! Our Fairtrade Ground Cinnamon and Fairtrade Cinnamon Sticks are both Soil Association certified.

What is the suggested use for Fairtrade Cinnamon?

Cinnamon can be added to both sweet and savoury dishes, sprinkle into bread, biscuit, cake and muffin recipes, it can be added to curry powder blends, stirred in to soups, stews and tagines., it works well with chicken, lamb and beef. Add to crumble toppings and the fillings of apple and pumpkin pies, sprinkle onto porridge, muesli, pancakes for a sweet spicy flavour. You can also blend it into butter and make spicy cinnamon toast, try the butter on toasted teacakes and crumpets to! Cinnamon can be added to scented sachets and pot pourri mixes and to mulled wine and cider blends.

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As an animal lover and baking enthusiast, Georgia can often be found experimenting with plant-based recipes in her kitchen.

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