Ceylon Cinnamon from Diaspora Co.
From the same company that brings you the vibrant, single-origin Pragati Turmeric, comes this cinnamon blend developed exclusively for Diaspora Co. Sourced from Eko Land Produce, a community of organic farmers in Sri Lanka, this ground cinnamon was four years in the making and is truly one of a kind. Made from equal parts "Peni"— the sweet, honey-tasting chips from younger trees and "Miris"—the extra spicy chips from wild, old-growth trees, this jar delivers richly flavored cinnamon that adds a touch of sweet warmth to any dish.
How to use
Mix into spice blends, like Moroccan ras el hanout, sprinkle into soups and stews, add to chicken biryani or dust over roasted acorn squash.
For sweets and desserts, add a couple of teaspoons to your choice of pie filling, like apple, pumpkin or pecan for the holidays. Mix with flour, sugar and butter to make a cinnamon-spiked streusel to top coffee cakes and fruit crumbles. And for pastries and cookies, this blend lends a bold pop of flavor to cinnamon rolls, rugelach, snickerdoodles and so much more.
About the producer
Sana Javeri Kadri, founder of Diaspora Co., is changing the way the supply chain works in the spice industry. Her goal is to put money, equity and power back into the hands of the farmers by cutting out the middle man and decolonizing the commodity spice trading system.
Sana grew up in Mumbai, India and moved to America to attend college. After graduating, she began working as the marketing manager for a grocery store in the San Francisco Bay Area. During her time there she realized that the sourcing of particular products, like chocolate and coffee, was becoming more and more transparent to retailers and customers, but that was still not the case with spices. This fueled Sana's desire to bring the spices she grew up with to the American market and create a better, more equitable spice trade model focused on flavor, sustainability, heirloom seeds and empowering farmers.
Sana started her journey with a five-month trip to India, where she learned about the spice industry and begin working with the Indian Institute of Spice Research (a non-profit agricultural research facility that works with farmers to promote sustainable and profitable spice production). Through this institute, she began learning about turmeric cultivation and was also introduced to farmers growing heirloom varietals of the spice. She returned to Oakland and after much hard work launched her first spice stateside: Pragati Single-Origin Heirloom Turmeric.
- Diaspora Co
- Kandy, Sri Lanka
- 1.83 ounces (52 grams)
- Harvest Date
- Summer 2021