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We provide high-quality Tanzania cinnamon to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania cinnamon from family growers in the country.
Tanzania cinnamon (Cinnamomum aromaticum) or Mdalasini in Swahili is the product of the interior of the bark of the tree bearing its name. It improves the aroma of various foods and adds flavour as well. It is also a source of essential oil, whose components are the sources of the spice’s aromatic qualities. In appearance, the plant grows with broad leaves that sprout from the main stalk. The bark of the stem hides the part from which the produce is derived. The spice’s Latin name comes from its brownish color. It usually goes into retail in the form of sticks or ground brown powder. The dried flowers also serve as spices.
The earliest recordings about cinnamon date back 4000 years ago in Egypt. Some sources claim that the crop first came there by way of China, today’s biggest producer of the main species of the plant. Whatever the source, this was one of the crops that acquired prestige very early in history as it was only a kingly gift. Its first place to grow in East Africa was perhaps Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania.
Use of cinnamon as a spice is a ticket to health: it has 100 percent calcium or the exact daily requirements of this teeth health mineral. The level of iron, good for hemoglobin transportation is 46 percent per serving. The volume of magnesium is 15 percent, which supplements calcium in bone formation. In the vitamin department, vitamin B-6 tops the list with 10 percent proportion of the daily value for supporting metabolism. The vitamin C content is 6 percent in each serving. The most abundant nutrient in this spice is dietary fiber which is 2.1 times the daily requirements. Energy-giving carbohydrates close shop with a 27-percent margin or 81 grams per serving.
We source Tanzania cinnamon from the Tanga region in the north-east as well as the islands of Zanzibar. We also have farmers in Lushoto as well as Muheza along the coast. Most of the producers are small-scale growers. On our part, we draw contracts with only sources with less than 2 acres of land that they maintain under organic means including the use of cow dung manure as fertilizer. We also advise our family growers to use chemical sprays responsibly.
We harvest cinnamon through experienced workers who have been at the task for generations. They usually begin by cutting the trees at a level where they will leave a stump that will promote regrowth. The crew then peels off the bark with sanitized knives. This reveals the inner side of the bark which is the main source of the spice. After its removal, the pith and the rest of the tree is used for other beneficial purposes.
After the harvest, we dry the self-curling inner bark in the open, raised wire mesh rack, away from contamination. The dried piece now turns into a quill-like stick. It can now be ready to sell in whole or as ground powder.
We pack Tanzania cinnamon sticks in three basic containers including produce boxes/crates, cartons as well as bales. Our quills measure at least 2.45 inches long inside the box. There are also 6-inch long sticks for our bigger selections. We array them in polyethylene-lined boxes for fresh keeping during the transit journey. You can read the name of the species (as they are many of these) on the produce label that also gives the country of origin and the net weight.
We store Tanzania cinnamon at the temperature of around 15 degrees Celsius. By this time it has less than 15 percent internal moisture levels. The relative humidity is 60 to 70 percent.
We transport cinnamon at the temperature variation of 15 to 19 degrees Celsius, the same range for overseas shipping. The cargo departs the airport in Dar-es-Salaam on the same day after delivery by our special trucks to reach your destination 24 to 48 hours later.
Therefore, you no longer need to search hard for the best sources of Tanzania cinnamon. All our sources possess Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) permits, which predisposes their produce to international acceptability. We also keep the quantity parameters exactly as you request them, by mobilizing our farmers to produce a surplus. We also keep the prices quite fair and representative of the market conditions. Make an order today!
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