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- Cinnamon and Cassia part 1
Is that where the powdered from comes from?
Who rolls those sticks, is it by machine or by hand?
I'm talking with Ian Hemphill from www.herbies.com.au
- There are two types of cinnamon, Sri Lankan cinnamon or Cinnamomum zeylanicum, (pictured) and Cinnamomum cassia or just 'cassia."
- They come from different trees and are grown in different countries.Cassia cinnamon is grown in China, Japan and Vietnam.
- Can you imagine all those cinnamon sticks that are from Sri Lanka, are all hand rolled by ‘cinnamon rollers.’
- The cinnamon scrolls have more rolls than cassia, and the cassia powder has quite a strong almost bitey flavour compared to the sweeter milder flavor or real cinnamon, if you test the powder on your tongue.
- Did you know that there’s an Australian Melon Association?
- What’s more interesting though is that watermelons are thought to have evolved from a Citron, which grew in the Kalahari desert in Africa.
- Where Belong Watermelon?
- In fact you can make rind pickles!
- Don’t bother with pots, because they germinate so easily.
- Another thing, don’t bother with saving seeds from the melon you bought from the supermarket, it’ll be a hybrid and your seed grown plant will be quite different.If you like saving seed, get an open pollinated variety of seed.