Frieda's Specialty Produce - Cinnamon Sticks

Overview

What is a Cinnamon Stick?

  • Cinnamon sticks are the reddish-brown, curled bark of a tropical evergreen tree. Used as a spice and aromatic garnish, Cinnamon Sticks have a mildly sweet, spicy flavor. Also known as Canela.

How to Eat

  • Whole Cinnamon Sticks are not eaten but used as stir-sticks in beverages such as flavored Mexican coffee drinks, hot chocolate and cider. Sticks may be ground in a food processor and used in recipes calling for ground cinnamon.

Health Benefits

  • Cinnamon is currently being studied for its beneficial effect on blood sugar.

How to Store

  • Store tightly wrapped in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.

When is it in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Sri Lanka

Recipes

Golden Milk Turmeric Chai

Golden Milk Turmeric Chai We added fresh turmeric to traditional chai spices for that extra immunity-boosting oomph. With a milk tea this tasty, who needs a latte? Ingredients 1 1/2 cups water 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into … Continue reading

‘Cold Killer’ Turmeric Ginger Tea

‘Cold Killer’ Turmeric Ginger Tea Fight off a cold while cozying up to this warm, immunity-boosting, aromatic tea. Ingredients 3 cups water 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into rounds 1-inch piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and sliced into … Continue reading

Fragrant Yellow Rice

Fragrant Yellow Rice Easy way to dress up plain ol’ rice and add extra antioxidant boost. Serve with curry, or simply add any cooked protein to make a one-pot meal. Ingredients 1 cup basmati or jasmine brown rice 1 tablespoon … Continue reading

Asian Pear and Red Wine Sorbet

Asian Pear and Red Wine Sorbet Original photo and recipe by Chef Becca/It’s Yummi! Ingredients 5 pounds ripe Asian Pears 2/3 cup granulated cane sugar 3 cups Burgundy or port wine 3 cups water 1 Cinnamon Stick (about 2-3 inches … Continue reading

Mediterranean Harissa Stew with Purple Sweet Potato

Mediterranean Harissa Stew with Purple Sweet Potato Original photo and recipe by Rika and Doni/Vegan Miam ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut oil, at room temperature 1 medium sweet onion (like Maui onion), peeled and minced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 … Continue reading

Spiced Mulled Wine

Spiced Mulled Wine Ingredients: 1/4 cup Frieda’s Mulling Spices 1 Cinnamon Stick 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1 (750-ml) bottle dry red wine Cheesecloth; kitchen string Steps Wrap Mulling Spice in cheesecloth and tie with string. Bring … Continue reading

Mexican Fruit Salad

Mexican Fruit Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup water 2 Frieda’s Cinnamon Sticks, broken 3 ripe Frieda’s Manzano Bananas, peeled and cut into ½-inch slices 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 Frieda’s Blood Oranges, or navel oranges, peeled 1 … Continue reading