Cassia is a spice harvested from the bark of a tropical tree. Many bakers prefer cassia to cinnamon as it has a stronger flavor that lends itself well to savory dishes. check out our baking supplies, for additional information about bakers preferences. Cassia has a penetrating, sweet and lingering aroma and a warm, sweet and slightly bitter flavor. It is available in the form of sticks (also referred to as quills) that are a dark reddish-brown and usually formed from one sheet of thick bark. Once ground, it forms a very fine powder that is darker and redder than cinnamon, although it is difficult to grind yourself as the sticks are quite tough. Though similar in flavour, cinnamon is less pungent and more suited to sweet cooking than savoury.
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