Grown in: Sri Lanka
Why We Love Them: Our Bircher and Original flavors would not be the same without cinnamon and cardamon spices. Cinnamon is a great source of fiber, manganese, and calcium as well having powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It’s also been found to decrease responses to stress, so you can stay focused and alert. Perfect to start the day!
Sustainability Factors: Cinnamon comes from the bark of a plant. Like bamboo, cinnamon is an inherently sustainable crop. Cinnamon forests grow naturally, without the aid of agrochemicals, and are intercropped with other trees. Locals call cinnamon the “grass of Kerinci” because it begins to grow back almost immediately after it is cut. Unfortunately at our size we can't always order direct from the supplier and instead source from a 3rd party distributor. The more layers, the harder it is to get good information about the growing and processing, so we are continuing to source more directly as we grow.