Cassia buds are the seeds of the cassia tree mistakenly called cinnamon in North America.
These delicate buds are the secret ingredient of better pickles, chutneys and ketchups. The flavor is similar to cassia or false cinnamon bark but with distinguishing notes. When a subtle flavor of cassia or cinnamon is sought, cassia buds are the answer. The versatile cassia buds are also ideal in curries, poached fruit dishes and apple desserts. We use cassia buds in our Chinese Five Spices, Singapore curry, Silk Road Blend, Ras el Hanout and Ketchup spices.