Zizira’s natural cinnamon spice is sourced from the pristine hills of Meghalaya, free of chemical impurities. This cinnamon bark is obtained from a tree called Casia.
The bark is manually peeled, and sun-dried naturally before storage. The environment where they are cultivated is natural and green - free from chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Cinnamon bark is known for its sweet and woody fragrance and has been used as a popular spice since olden times, to enhance the taste of fruits and vegetables.
It is used both in-ground and stick forms and is an essential ingredient for baking bread and desserts. It can be used as a flavour for chocolate dishes, drinks, in syrups for fruit salads and even meat or veggie stews.
Indeed, it is a versatile spice for your culinary ventures.
The essence of good cinnamon spice is fresher in stick form than the powdered form. Cinnamon barks have a high level of oil, which makes it more compelling to use.
You can grind the cinnamon barks in small amounts, just before you need to use it because the freshness and flavours disappear quickly in powdered form.
What Is the Shelf-life of Cinnamon Bark?
Our Cinnamon bark can last for twelve months if it is properly stored. The sticks do not get spoilt, but it will start to lose their potency with time and will not flavour or show its benefits as intended.
How to Store Cinnamon Bark?
Here are a few simple steps to follow in order to keep your Cinnamon bark fresh for a longer duration.
- Store it in an airtight container and remember to close the lid of the container tightly as soon as you finish using it.
- Before storing the sticks in airtight containers, make sure the sticks, as well as the bottle, is thoroughly dried because the presence of moisture will cause the seeds to develop molds.
- Coloured bottles are a better option to store the sticks as it protects it from direct sunlight. If you are using clear bottles, remember to store it in closed cabinets or wall racks which do not receive direct sunlight.
- Store it away from stoves, ovens, windows and do not keep it on the top of a refrigerator because the heat emitted from them causes the stick to lose its strength and volatile content.
Cinnamon has a warm, sweet flavour and pungent aroma. The taste and scent come from cinnamaldehyde, which makes up most of the essential oil of cinnamon, but also 80 additional aromatic compounds.
Cassia has a stronger flavour than the more subtle true cinnamon, which can have floral notes.
Why This Product
Over the years, we have developed good relationships with ethical farmers who provide us with pure and great quality products.
Our team travels to the most isolated and remote villages to source the best ingredients.
The extra mile
Knowing where our ingredients come from- We deeply care about where each and every ingredient we use comes from. Over the years our team has been able to build up relations with the ethical farmers of Meghalaya and what is important is that we give importance to providing pure and safe products to our customers.
Evaluation of ingredients- To provide our customers with the best products, we make sure to select the absolute best ingredients with maximum quality. Both our team and our farmer partners share the same mission and we prioritize on the long-term health of the land. The land is free from all unwanted artificial additives such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers and insecticides resulting in safe and pure ingredients.
Product safety- In the processing of food, we are aware of hazards that can creep in. We do not take chances with any kind of hazard – physical, chemical or biological. We take every necessary precaution to control them at every critical point in our food processing facility. That is what we are doing with every new harvest of each and every ingredient that we use.
Credible, Safe and Wholesome- We follow a similar process for all of Zizira's products. Credible, high standard quality maintenance without excuses. We understand that the choices we make and who we work with, partner with, what and how we serve can make a difference. We believe that our continued effort and diligent work will contribute to the health of our customers, to the prosperity of the farmers as they revive and regenerate traditional farming practices.