A natural, sustainable growth cycle
Cassia cinnamon – one of the two main cinnamon families – is derived from the bark of the Cassia tree (Cinnamomum aromaticum). This evergreen grows in the shade of taller trees, in the wild rain forests of Indonesia (Sumatra) and Vietnam. Its growth process is entirely natural.
The harvesting of Cassia revolves around a circular, sustainable growth cycle. At the age of 8 to 10 years, a tree is harvested. The bark is peeled off, while the remaining parts find domestic uses among local farmers. The peeled bark is scraped and dried in the sun, yielding the familiar and delicious (Cassia) cinnamon sticks. Each harvested tree, meanwhile, is replaced by a sapling, which is ready for harvesting 8 to 10 years later.Read more about our cinnamon products