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Old 11-28-2021, 11:25 AM   #1
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ISO help/advice w/cinnamon sticks

I had purchased a package of cinnamon sticks
on the back said to wash before use?
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

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Old 11-28-2021, 11:34 AM   #2
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I think what they mean is to rinse any dust off that might be on them.

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Old 11-28-2021, 11:40 AM   #3
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I think what they mean is to rinse any dust off that might be on them.

...then set them out to dry thoroughly before packing them away. If they're not dry they'll be ruined.
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Old 11-28-2021, 11:48 AM   #4
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don't i loose the flavor then dry
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Old 11-28-2021, 11:51 AM   #5
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I think it would be better to rinse just before use, rather than before storing. Just check to see if there's any dust, or larger pieces of bark on them, and rinse off, if necessary.

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Old 11-28-2021, 12:58 PM   #6
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Cinnamon sticks are usually added whole to a recipe as a flavoring for a liquid (sauce or soup). The flavor is extracted from the stick. I don't think there is significant flavor loss with a quick rinse.
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Old 11-28-2021, 03:12 PM   #7
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I wouldn´t even bother to rinse them. However, if you decide to do so, rinse them quickly before adding them to the dish you´re preparing. Don´t rinse the whole lot or they may rot inside the package.
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