Saigon Cinnamon Growth Facts And Uses
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Saigon Cinnamon Growth Facts And Uses

Saigon Cinnamon

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This topic will deal with a plant named Saigon Cinnamon. The botanical name of this plant is Cinnamomum loureiroi.

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The other common names of this plant are Vietnamese cinnamon or Vietnamese cassia and Quế Trà My or Quế Thanh or ” Quế Trà Bồng” in Vietnam.

Native And Production

  • This plant is indigenous to Southeast Asia.
  • It is related to cassia.
  • Saigon has 1 to 5% essential oil in content and 25% cinnamaldehyde in essential which is the highest of all species.
  • Major producer of Saigon is Vietnam, used domestically and also exported to other countries.

Saigon Cinnamon Growth And Facts

  • The Vietnam War disrupted the production and after 21st century Vietnam started exporting to other countries.
  • Quang Ngai province of Vietnam produces major share.
  • Saigon is grown for its aromatic bark.
  • Vietnamese use Saigon in one of their delicious soups.
  • This wonderful evergreen plant achieves a height of 9m and has coriacesous leaves which are 20 cm long.
  • Saigon hermaphrodite flowers blossom during the months of Jan – Mar.
  • The bark is 30 cm long and 30 mm broad.
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