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Different Types of Cinnamon Powder

Different Types of Cinnamon Powder

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  • Ceylon Cinnamon Powder

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    $4.99
    PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for culinary uses only: cooking, baking, and other human food applications.Cinnamon is obtained from the bark of various trees of the genus Cinnamomum or related trees which are often referred to as Cassia. However,...
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  • Cinnamon Sticks

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    PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for culinary uses only: cooking, baking, and other human food applications.Cinnamon Sticks by OliveNation can add wonderful fragrance and flavor to warm beverages, baked goods, and more. Cinnamon is one of the...
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  • Organic Ground Cinnamon

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    $6.29
    PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for culinary uses only: cooking, baking, and other human food applications. Ground Cinnamon by OliveNation is a warming spice used in numerous dishes, sweet and savory alike. Made from korintje cinnamon, this ground...
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  • Cinnamon Bark

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    $10.49
    PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for culinary uses only: cooking, baking, and other human food applications.Buy High-Quality Cinnamon BarkCinnamon Bark by OliveNation is perfect for infusing cinnamon flavor in curries, dessert sauces, and hot...
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  • Cinnamon Baking Chips

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    PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for culinary uses only: cooking, baking, and other human food applications.Premium Quality Cinnamon Baking Chips OliveNation’s Cinnamon Chips feature the delicious taste of cinnamon in a sweet chip. You can...
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  • Cinnamon Oil

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    PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for culinary uses only: cooking, baking, and other human food applications.Pure Cinnamon Oil in Wholesale OliveNation Cinnamon Oil adds delicious flavor to many sweet and savory foods, especially homemade hard...
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  • Cinnamon Extract

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    PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for culinary uses only: cooking, baking, and other human food applications.Premium Quality Cinnamon Extract Do you like the spicy and unique taste of cinnamon? The best and easiest way to induce this flavor in your...
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  • Cinnamon Spice Emulsion

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    $6.29
    PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for culinary uses only: cooking, baking, and other human food applications.Cinnamon Spice Emulsion by Olive Nation is perfect for flavoring breads, muffins, frostings, fillings, cakes, and more. Our cinnamon spice...
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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 (4) types of cinnamon that are commonly used for commercial purposes – Ceylon cinnamon, Korintje cinnamon, 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.