Badia Cinnamon Sticks 1.5 oz. (42.5 g)
Badia Cinnamon Sticks, one of the oldest spices known, has a fragrant aroma and wonderful flavor. It is used mainly for desserts, fruit preparations and beverages, but can also be used in meat stews, rice and vegetables. Cinnamon blends well with Almond Extract, Anise, Celery Salt, Chamomile Tea, Cloves, Nutmeg, Poppy Seed, Sesame Seed, and Turmeric. Cinnamon is a good seasoning for red meat, pickles, relishes, preserves, cooked vegetables, fruits, rice, sauces and desserts. Cinnamon is traditional in Mexican, Caribbean and North American cuisines.
The North American continent is extremely far-reaching, enriched by the cultural diversity of this land made up of immigrants from all over the world. Its fast-paced rhythm and the industrial development have highlighted in this region the modality of fast foods, but the famous hamburgers and hot dogs are accompanied by exquisite dishes and a diversity of cuisines that showcase the continent's culinary richness, from East to West and from North to South.
- In the Northeast, seafood has a leading role. Nothing compares to a Maine lobster or the famous Clam Chowder, prepared with clams, cream, herbs, potatoes, onions, salt and pepper. From Canada, we receive a rich tradition of cured meats, jams and its famous maple syrup that accompanies salted meals as well as pancake towers for breakfast. In the province of Quebec and its biggest city Montreal, a French influence is evidenced by the typical gastronomy known as Poutinee, which is made up of French fries, meat sauce and pieces of cheese.
- In the Southeast, peanuts, pecans, Georgia peaches and Florida's sweet oranges are famous. Heading to the Gulf Coast, the art of fine cuisine has its most important expressions in New Orleans, where the African and French backgrounds are combined in Cajun and Creole cuisine. It's full of flavors, colors and spices.
- In the Mid-West region, you can indulge in delicious pies made of fresh fruits, which vary according to the season. Wile Rice and other grains are also distinctive to this region of extensive agriculture.
- In the South Central area, you find Texas, Kansas and New Mexico, states that are known for the quality and quantity of their cattle. Beef and ribs cooked on the grill are famous, and are complemented by chicken and seasoned with barbecue sauce. In this area, Mexican influences are also important and you'll find an abundance of chili made with beef, onions and red beans.
- The West Coast is known for its fish and its harvests of a variety of vegetables and fruits. Grapes and wine production is important. Connoisseurs especially enjoy the Napa and Sonoma Valleys of California. A dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast is the Garden Goat Cheese Scramble, made with a mixture of whisked eggs, broccoli, zucchini and yellow squash, served hot with black pepper, chopped dill and pieces of goat cheese on top. Food preparations in southern California is highly influenced by both Central American and Asian cuisine.
Mexico's gastronomy includes a variety of delicious cuisine that dates back to 1492, when Christopher Columbus discovered America. The Mexican population incorporated their local agricultural goods to each different meal. The most common staples of the Mexican diet are tortillas and a great variety of chilies, spices and cactuses from the countryside. Whether you eat tacos, fajitas, chimichangas, a hot and steamy pozole, or any kind of sauce, Mexico offers a variety of seasonings to entice all kinds of palates.
- In the Northern Region of Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua and Zacatecas), Ranchera and Cabrita beef are common and usually accompanied with the peculiar and exclusive chili called Serrano.
- In the Western Region (Michoacan and Jalisco), one can easily find seasoned white fish and delicious Curandas. This region harvests Chilaca chili, which when dried turns to a black color. It is then called Pasilla chili and is consumed in thin slices or over a meal.
- In Central Mexico (Mexico City and Puebla), where you'll find a mix of Spanish and Aztec cuisine, the typical "Mole Poblano" is popular. Mole Poblano is a thick, dark sauce made with dried chilies, nuts, seeds, spices, cocoa and other delicious ingredients that are truly appreciated.
- Veracruz, on the Gulf Coast, offers excellent seafood, as well as good Atole. Jalapeno chili is the most common in the region, and its name refers to the many years it was harvested in Jalapa, Veracruz.
- On the Yucatan Peninsula, one can become fascinated by the Cochinita Pibil. The Yucatan peninsula's classic chili is the Habanero chili, which is known to be the hottest of all, and is eaten fresh, raw, broiled and cooked.
Jose Badia left Spain in 1960, looking for new opportunities in the New World. He first landed in Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba, where he became known for his hardware store, Badia & Garrigo. In 1963, with difficulties facing Cuba, Jose emigrated to Puerto Rico and entered the world of spices. After leaving Puerto Rico in 1967, the Badia family looked for new markets in Miami, the land of Cuban immigrants, building brand loyalty. There, Badia begins to grow with the help of another company, and begins to appear on grocery store shelves. Slowly, Badia becomes more popular and well-known, and it spreads to more grocery stores. By 1998, Badia has expanded worldwide. More than 350 UPC's, placement in 1100 points of sale in the U.S., international markets in three continents, international distribution and a dynamic, high-tech production line with an increase of 28,000 square feet at its new warehouse prove Badia is a great leader in its category.
Badia strives to be the strongest ethnic line of spices in the marketplace, with the most competitive prices and an exceptional selection of products for consumers to choose from.