Cinnamon Ground korintje (ounce)
While top chefs, spice merchants, and experienced home cooks can distinguish between cassia and Ceylon cinnamon, to the average consumer, cassia is most likely the only "cinnamon" they know. There are actually four types of cinnamon: Kojintje, Chinese, Vietnamese and Ceylon. Cinnamon comes from the genus Cinnamomum and there are two main varieties of this genus -Cinnamomum cassia and Cinnamomum zeylanicum. Cinnamon is the delicate inner skin of fragrant tree bark. Both cinnamon and cassia trees have grown wild throughout Asia for thousands of years.