Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods.
Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
Ground Cinnamon - Identifying Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
Because apart from any packaging or labeling, it is not so easy to tell if the cinnamon powder has been made from the Ceylon cinnamon or the Cassia cinnamon. Most bottles of cinnamon we buy (including the bottle I currently have in my kitchen) do not indicate the type of cinnamon tree the cinnamon is sourced from. In many countries this Ceylon cinnamon is not available on the shelves. Check directly with the supplier to ascertain its origin of the cinnamon before buying the cinnamon powder.