Chinese cinnamon

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Synonyms for Chinese cinnamon

aromatic bark of the cassia-bark tree

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Cassia cinnamon (Cinnamomum aromaticum) is spicier and tarter than Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamcmium zeylanicum), which has a more flowery aroma.
"True," or Ceylon, cinnamon is expensive, so most breads, sticky buns and other products in the United States use dried cassia bark, or cassia cinnamon.
Sri Lanka has been lobbying for better recognition of "true cinnamon" in the international market in order to obtain Ceylon Cinnamon a proper identity than that of Cassia Cinnamon which is cheaper and considerably inferior.
Most cinnamon you get from supermarkets is the less expensive Cassia cinnamon. It comes from China and Indonesia.
Types of CinnamonThere are two common types of cinnamon -- Ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is considered "true cinnamon" and comes from the island of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).