Cinnamon Myrtle (Backhousia myrtifolia) is a lovely rainforest tree that has cream flowers and cinnamon-scented leaves. While you will probably buy it in dried leaf form, all you need to do is grind it in spice grinder and keep it in an airtight jar. Use it in the place of traditional cinnamon wherever you can, through use a little less as it's much stronger in flavour.
Dried and ground ready for your cooking and baking. This incredible leaf packs a punch and really can just substitute your normal cinnamon.
Learn more about Cinnamon Myrtle.
◎ Common Name: Cinnamon Myrtle
◎ Scientific or Latin Name: Backhousia myrtifolia
◎ Comparison: Cinnamon
◎ Seasonality: All year dried
◎ Region: Rainforest
This spice is featured in these recipes in Warndu Mai:
Cinnamon Myrtle can also be found in our delicious Wild Chai Latte powder.
Warndu means good in the Adnyamathanha language. Our mission is to REGENERATE culture, community, tradition, health and our soils. Every product we make includes one or more Australian Native ingredients.
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