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Behind the Scenes

At Horton Spice we strive on delivering the best quality of spice from across the world. One of our most popular items is our Indonesian cinnamon. Indonesian cassia follows a unique process before making it into the hands of consumers. The harvesting of cassia begins in the jungle of Indonesia with simple and few tools to scrape and peel the bark from cassia trees, a time consuming and detailed process which is influenced by weather. The bark naturally dries (sometimes in other varieties) and curls into “quills”. This unique hand-crafted process it what make cinnamon such a specialty.

Once imported to Canada, the cinnamon is brought to our warehouse and ground in-house into fine ground cinnamon. What makes our process unique? Maintaining the same oil content that the cinnamon originally contained once it was peeled off of the tree. How do we do this? The only way to do this is to grind with liquid nitrogen which freezes the cinnamon as it enters the grinding process, maintaining volatile oil content. This way, the cinnamon is ground with the same oil content that it originated with, providing you with a high quality cinnamon to flavor your baked goods and use in your tea remedies.

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