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Cassia Leaf

Also Known As : Indonesian Bay Leaf, Balinese Bay Leaf
Technical Name : Cinnamomum cassia


Taste Profile

It has a pungent taste like cinnamon.

Usage Tips

  1. Cassia leaves can be used fresh or dried.
  2. Cassia leaves can be used in pilafs, curries, and meat dishes.

Common names and forms

  1. Cassia Leaves


Cassia is a tree native to Asia. An evergreen which grows to 40-80 feet.  In Greek and Roman pharmacopoeia, Cassia was considered one of the most important herbs. Cassia leaves were also mentioned as spice in an ancient, Roman cookbook.

There is a little confusion between cassia and bay leaves.  They look somewhat similar in appearance and color. They can be substituted, but they will have entirely different flavors. They are often labeled as "Indian bay leaves," or just "bay leaves'', causing confusion with the leaf from the bay laurel. Bay laurel leaves are shorter and light to medium green in color, with one large vein down the length of the leaf, while tej patta leaves are about twice as long and wider, usually olive green in color, and with three veins down the length of the leaf. Cassia leaves are primarily used in Massaman Curry.

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