Types of Cinnamon

Ceylon Cinnamon sticks are soft, crumbly and rolled like cigar with layers of soft brittle Cinnamon bark. All other Cinnamon looks like the Cassia Cinnamon sticks and tends to be hard, hollow and have only one rolled or curled layer. Notice the color difference. Ceylon Cinnamon is lighter in color while other Cinnamon tends to be darker in color.

We take a look at the four main types of Cinnamon, Ceylon, Cassia, Saigon, Korintje Cinnamon and identify them by color, taste, aroma and appearance. There are hundreds of types of Cinnamon. But only 4 types or varieties of Cinnamon are used for commercial purposes.

With the exception of Ceylon Cinnamon, Cassia, Saigon and Korintje Cinnamon are also classified under the Cassia Cinnamon category because they are very similar to each other with only slight variations in color, taste, shape and Coumarin content.

All Cassia type Cinnamon are hard and have high levels of Coumarin a substance known to cause liver damage, while Ceylon Cinnamon is the only soft and brittle Cinnamon with ultra low Coumarin levels.

Cinnamomum Burmanni

Other Names

Other Names

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum

Ceylon Cinnamon, True Cinnamon,
Mexican Cinnamon
Cinnamomum Verum

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Cinnamomum Burmanni

Korintje Cinnamon, 
Padang Cassia,
Indonesian cinnamon,

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Cinnamomum Zeylanicum

Other Names

Ceylon Cinnamon, True Cinnamon,
Mexican Cinnamon
Cinnamomum Verum

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Cinnamomum Burmanni

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