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Cinnamon & True Cinnamon

Posted by Olivia Maki on

  Cinnamon is harvested from the bark of Asian evergreen trees that are 25 years or older. There are two types of tree bark that can be used, cinnamon (cinnamomum verum) and cassia (cinnamomum aromaticum). Both have similar flavors but can be distinguished when tasted in comparison.   Cassia is commonly referred to as cinnamon or Saigon cinnamon and is most likely what is available at grocery stores in the United States unless the packaging says otherwise. Cinnamon, also referred to as true cinnamon, ceylon cinnamon, canela or real cinnamon, is more delicate than cassia in both texture and flavor.    Both are...

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