Red Ape Organic Cinnamon Sticks, 7-9 sticks per bag
You will quickly notice the difference in taste with this fragrant, sweet, organic cinnamon. This robust Korintje cinnamon from Sumatra is ideal for baking and will enliven the flavor of desserts, cookies and cinnamon rolls.
Red Ape Cinnamon™ is sustainably harvested in Indonesia from Cassia Cinnamon trees that are at least 20 years old. The Volatile Oil (V.O.) content is much higher in older trees resulting in a higher quality cinnamon.
You will notice that Red Ape Cinnamon™ is a lighter reddish brown color than the darker cinnamon you are accustomed to seeing. Only the pure inner cinnamon bark is ground and the extra outer bark that would normally dilute the final powder is disposed of. It is because of this grinding process that our cinnamon delivers a more intense cinnamon flavor experience.
Red Ape cinnamon is free of common allergens such as:
- Peanut and peanut products
- Tree nuts and tree nut products
- Soy and soy products
- Egg and egg products
- Dairy and dairy products
- Wheat and wheat products
Red Ape donates 5% of profits from sales of their cinnamon to programs dedicated to the protection and restoration of orangutan (a.k.a. The Red Ape) habitat in Indonesia.
Ingredients: Pure organic cassia cinnamon
Red Ape Cinnamon was founded in 2006 by Kestrel Growth Brands, Inc., a company that finds unique ingredients that are grown by small family farmers around the world and introduces them to chefs, bakers, and home gourmets. Before founding Kestrel Growth Brands, Inc., entrepreneurs Marty Parisien and Bill Wiedmann often worked as consultants to the agricultural community in the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the Pacific Region. They were teaching family farmers how to add value to their crops and access higher price markets. They held seminars in Hawaii, Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianna’s and Micronesia. They also worked with farmers individually around the Pacific to create plans to increase the value of their crops and to explore markets abroad.
Ultimately what Marty and Bill discovered was that what all of these farmers had in common was a love for producing quality, organically grown crops, and a lack of resources to brand, package, and sell their products to larger, more lucrative markets abroad. The farmers and their families would always ask, "Can we partner with you? We’ll grow it, you sell it." Marty and Bill did just that. They launched the Red Ape Cinnamon brand to accompany their other organic brands. Within a couple years it became clear that Red Ape Cinnamon was a hit and it began taking on a life of its own.
So in January 2013, Marty and Bill partnered with Dan Vishny to form a new company focused only on the Red Ape Cinnamon brand.
Dan’s vision is to grow the Red Ape Cinnamon brand into a multi-product brand and help save the beloved orangutans.