Nowadays, cassia is a popular spice in life and you can easily find it in any market or supermarket. It is also known by another familiar name “Cinnamon’s Cousin”.
Cassia originated in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, from the Cinnamomumcassia tree. Cassia trees can grow to be up to 10-15m tall. When young, the leaves are stiff, rather long, and reddish. Cassia bark ages from gray to deep red-brown and is primarily used to make essential oils or spices. The essential oil and aroma of cassia, approximately 95 percent of which is cinnamaldehyde, give this spice its distinct flavor.
Not only is it an indispensable spice in many foods, but cassia also contains countless wonderful advantages for our well-being. The health benefits of cassia can be attributed to its properties as an anti-diarrhea, antidepressant, anti-emetic, anti-galactagogue, etc. Typically, through some research, scientists confirm that cassia can improve blood sugar control to support people with diabetes. Besides, cassia skin is a good source of Ceppt. This substance plays an important role in preventing or reducing Alzheimer’s disorder symptoms. According to the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, cassia also has the effect of reducing insulin and fat levels, supporting healthy weight loss, effectively. The spice may also help stimulate bodily functions such as metabolism, circulation, and the nervous system and brain, making you feel more active and alert.
In Vietnam, cassia farming and exporting are more and more improved from method to product quality. The products are generally grown under strict quality standards and tested before being delivered to consumers. Vietnamese cassia has a distinctive taste that differs from China Cassia or Indonesia. It is rich in oil content; very strong but not very spicy therefore Vietnamese cassia is suitable for the tastes of the majority of the customer in the world.