The Legend is back!
Cinnamomum loureiroi cinnamon grown in Central Vietnam is globally famous as Saigon Cinnamon and praised as the most delicious cinnamon in the world! Saigon Cinnamon can be traced back to years of Americans occupying Saigon and carrying tons of Vietnamese cinnamon to fill American cupboards. At the time, Saigon was the East Asia pearl, so it was not strange that the merchants promoted and associates this aromatic cinnamon variety with the name - Que Saigon (Saigon cinnamon). In the 50s, American people mainly used this cinnamon variety from An Nam. Until the 60s, because of the Vietnam war, Saigon Cinnamon was no longer exported. Instead, spices merchants had to switch to Indonesian Korintjie Cinnamon cinnamon. However, Indonesian cinnamon is bitter and doesn’t have the same depth of flavor, so after the war, the world, again, has been hunting for Saigon Cinnamon.
Saigon Cinnamon is different from Ceylon, China or Indonesia cinnamon because it creates strong olfactory and gustatory aftershocks. It is the cinnamon with the highest levels of essential oil. When Saigon cinnamon is grounded into powder, it has a strong but very sweet smell. It is warm, tangled with a little smell of cloves, slightly spicy smell of pepper, a bit of dried leaves (coumarin) and sweet fruit (strawberry). Saigon Cinnamon in Central Vietnam is also the best cinnamon variety; even though the similar variety is also cultivated in Northern Vietnam. Saigon Cinnamon growing period is up to 25 years, while similar cinnamon in the North is 18-20 years.
Cinnamon Saigon is also an indigenous tree and brings the main income for nearly 15,000 poor farmers in the central provinces, bringing opportunities for local children to study and fulfill dreams. Cinnamon is a timber tree, so in addition to the economic value, it also contributes to the protection of the ecological environment, increases forest cover, soil retention, water retention …
We LOVE cinnamon trees and wish to preserve and develop Saigon Cinnamon - the native genetic plant to be found in no other places, and want to bring a better life to cinnamon growers. Hagimex has focused on developing various products from conventional Cinnamon to Organic with Saigon Cinnamon, the best cinnamon in the world.
Hagimex visit the Saigon tree garden as it close and key supply.