Cinnamon is extracted from the inner bark, under the exterior covering of the tree. The surface is scraped and the remaining “stick” is rolled like a papyrus, and then cut to the desired length. The aroma and flavor if cinnamon derive from its essential oil. The aroma is delicate, sweet and persistent.
The Eastern and Creole traditions use cinnamon to flavor tea, but cinnamon is also mixed with savory foodstuffs, particularly smoked meats. It is used to bring out the fragrance of punch, it works well with the acidic flavor of apples. It is perfect with chocolate, and as a flavoring in cream, whipped cream, meringues and ice creams. It can achieve exceptional results in the flavoring of spirits and liqueurs.
What makes Sambava spices special?
The spices are grown by local suppliers who are meticulously monitored so that they meet strict quality standards. The packaging is made exclusively from natural materials, because a commitment to the environment is taken very seriously, and is designed to preserve the spices' aromas and flavors intact. Sambava Épices offers only the highest quality products that encapsulate the fragrances and essences of the pristine island of Madagascar.
Sambava Épices S.a.r.l. is a Madagascar-based company, based in the island capital of Antananarivo: it uses small, carefully chosen Malagasy producers with the aim of offering excellent spices, preserving the territory, the originality of the raw materials and the well-being of the employees. The selection and taste of the products are of exceptional quality, selecting only the best spices available on the island.