Different Types of Cinnamon Powder

Different Types of Cinnamon Powder

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  • Cinnamon Bark

    OliveNation

    $8.99 - $27.99
    Cinnamon Bark by OliveNation is perfect for infusing cinnamon flavor in curries, dessert sauces, and hot beverages like mulled wine and tea. In addition to Indian dishes, Cinnamon Bark is sometimes called for in Moroccan tagine recipes.   Our...
    $8.99 - $27.99
  • Cassia/Korintje Cinnamon Powder

    OliveNation

    $3.99 - $105.99
    Cassia trees are trees of the genus Cinnamomum and are closely related to the Cinnamomum Verum or Ceylon Cinnamon. The inner bark of these trees is what gives us the Korintje variety of cinnamon. This variety of cinnamon is also alternatively referred...
    $3.99 - $105.99
  • Ceylon Cinnamon Powder

    OliveNation

    $4.99 - $428.99
    Cinnamon is obtained from the bark of various trees of the genus Cinnamomum or related trees which are often referred to as Cassia. However, Cinnamomum Verum or Ceylon Cinnamon is often considered to be the only true variety of cinnamon. This variety...
    $4.99 - $428.99
  • Ground Organic Saigon Cinnamon

    OliveNation

    $3.99 - $114.99
    Organic Saigon Cinnamon Powder by OliveNation is also known as Vietnamese cinnamon. This type of cinnamon is the most concentrated, flavorful, and intense cinnamon. Organic Saigon Cinnamon is sweet, warm, and spicy. Use it to flavor a dish when cinnamon...
    $3.99 - $114.99
  • Saigon/Vietnamese Cinnamon Powder

    OliveNation

    $3.99 - $511.99
    Cinnamon is obtained from the inner bark of various trees of the genus Cinnamomum. The four widely used varieties of cinnamon are Ceylon cinnamon, Vietnamese or Saigon cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon and Korintje cinnamon. Of these, the Vietnamese cinnamon...
    $3.99 - $511.99
  • Cinnamon Sticks

    OliveNation

    $3.99 - $83.99
    Cinnamon Sticks by OliveNation can add wonderful fragrance and flavor to warm beverages, baked goods, and more. Cinnamon is one of the best spices to have in a spice rack because it flavors sweet and savory dishes. It's also a common ingredient...
    $3.99 - $83.99
  • Organic Ground Cinnamon

    OliveNation

    $3.99 - $130.99
    Organic Ground Cinnamon by OliveNation is a warming spice used in numerous dishes, sweet and savory alike. Made from korintje cinnamon, this ground spice boasts true cinnamon flavor.   Organic Ground Cinnamon is more convenient than grinding your...
    $3.99 - $130.99
  • Cinnamon Baking Chips

    OliveNation

    $6.15 - $45.55
    OliveNation’s Cinnamon Chips feature the delicious taste of cinnamon in a sweet chip. You can use them as you would chocolate chips: in cookies, breads, bars, muffins, and much more. Made in the USA, fragrant cinnamon is the main flavor of these...
    $6.15 - $45.55
  • Cinnamon Oil

    OliveNation

    $9.99 - $1,477.95
    OliveNation Cinnamon Oil adds delicious flavor to many sweet and savory foods, especially homemade hard candies. Chocolatiers and candy makers commonly add it to their culinary creations. A hard-to-find and highly-concentrated ingredient, OliveNation...
    $9.99 - $1,477.95
  • Cinnamon Extract

    OliveNation

    $4.99 - $384.95
    OliveNation's pure cinnamon extract is intensely sweet and tastes just like ground cinnamon. This extract is not just another cinnamon flavor. The extract can be used in beverages, baked goods, ice cream and syrups. It is excellent in coffee, tea,...
    $4.99 - $384.95
  • Cinnamon Spice Emulsion

    OliveNation

    $7.99 - $98.99
    Cinnamon Spice Emulsion by Olive Nation is perfect for flavoring breads, muffins, frostings, fillings, cakes, and more. Our cinnamon spice emulsion gives baked goods a better flavor and richer aroma than cinnamon spice extract. It’s the preferred...
    $7.99 - $98.99

With its warm-sweet taste and mellow aroma, cinnamon has been prized for its medicinal, culinary and healing powers since time immemorial. Along with myrrh and frankincense, this curling quill was one of the first spices that has delighted the senses of the ancient world. Valued for its smell, cinnamon had been touted in sixth century B.C. as ‘an aroma of sensual luxury and of divine worship’.

Where Does Cinnamon Come From
Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of the various evergreen trees that are members of the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon farmers shave the outer bark of the trees and then carefully shave the inner bark to reveal the ‘cinnamon layer’.

The cinnamon bark is dried after. Once dried, it naturally curls into ‘quills’. Also called as True cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum, commonly called Ceylon cinnamon is derived in Sri Lanka. Cassia cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon is derived from Cinammomum aromaticum.

Cinnamon coming from Indonesia is derived from Cinnamomum burmanni, or Korintje cinnamon. Another common type of cinnamon is the Saigon cinnamon, Cinnamomum loureiroi and is found in Vietnam.

What is Coumarin?
Coumarin is a fragrant yet toxic substance commonly found in high levels in some cinnamon varieties, particularly Cassia cinnamon. When taken in large amount, coumarin can potentially cause liver damage.

Different Types of Cinnamon Sticks and Powder
There are four (3) types of cinnamon that are commonly used for commercial purposes – Ceylon cinnamon, Korintje Cassia cinnamon, and Saigon cinnamon.

Ceylon Cinnamon

  • Also called as True cinnamon
  • Also known as Mexican cinnamon, because Mexico is biggest importer of Ceylon cinnamon from Sri Lanka
  • Made of thin, fragile layers rolled into a quill-like shape
  • Has a mild, subtle sweet taste with fragrant smell
  • Light brown in color
  • Crumbly and easily breaks into tiny pieces
  • A native plant exclusive to Sri Lanka, an island located at the tip of India, they supply nearly 90% of all Ceylon cinnamon around the world.
  • Contains only 0.04% Coumarin

Korintje Cinnamon

  • Also known as Indonesian Cassia cinnamon
  • A type of Cassia cinnamon that can be found in Indonesia
  • Accounts for 70% of North American imports 
  • Contains around 4% Coumarin levels

Saigon Cinnamon

  • Also known as Vietnamese Cassia cinnamon
  • Extra spicy yet sweeter in taste 
  • Contains high level of Coumarin at around 8% 

Please note: Cinnamon Oil from OliveNation is food grade. This product can not be used as beauty product, please do not apply our cinnamon oil directly on your skin.