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Ground Ceylon Cinnamon

Ground Ceylon Cinnamon
Ground Ceylon Cinnamon
Ground Ceylon Cinnamon Ground Ceylon Cinnamon

Ground Ceylon Cinnamon

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What Is Ground Ceylon Cinnamon

Ground Ceylon Cinnamon is ground from the bark of the cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum. It is also called Ceylon cinnamon powder, canela cinnamon powder, or ground canela.

Ground Ceylon Cinnamon has an essential oil of .5% - 2.0%.

The inner bark of the cinnamon tree is peeled and dried, before being ground into Ground Ceylon Cinnamon. It has a lighter color and more floral flavor than the Cassia Cinnamon with which most Americans are familiar.

There are two botanical names that are in current use for Ceylon Cinnamon. Aside from being known as Cinnamomum verum, it is also called Cinnamomum zeylanicum. This tree is native to Sri Lanka and the name is derived from Sri Lanka's former name, Ceylon.

You can find a full history and cultivation of Ceylon Cinnamon on our Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks


Where Is Our Ceylon Cinnamon From

Sri Lanka


What Does Ceylon Cinnamon Taste Like

Ceylon Cinnamon is reminiscent of citrus and cloves, with gentle floral top notes and sweet warmth.


How Do You Use Ground Ceylon Cinnamon

Ceylon Cinnamon is the preferred cinnamon in English, Central American, Mexican, South American, and South Asian cuisine. The British tend to use cinnamon in sweeter applications like desserts and stewed fruits, but they are no strangers to a fragrant curry. It can be found in all sorts of Indian dishes, from biryani to chutney.

Throughout Europe and Mexico, Ceylon Cinnamon is the preferred cinnamon while in the United States, we tend to prefer cassia. In English cooking, Ceylon is found in sweeter dishes like fruitcakes, pastries, and stewed fruits. In Sri Lanka, it is a key spice for fiery hot dishes and in biryani. It’s a natural pairing for Latin American dishes that involve chocolate, whether it’s in one of the several Mexican moles or in a cup of spicy hot chocolate.

Cinnamon has been one of the most popular baking spices in many cultures for hundreds of years. Ceylon Cinnamon has a complex flavor that is ideally suited for breads, cookies, cakes, ice cream, pastries, cottage cheese and we also enjoy it in our morning oatmeal. Cinnamon Sticks are a terrific complement to hot drinks like cider, chai, tea, coffee and cocoa.

This cinnamon works best in recipes where there are not a lot of competing flavors, as it is delicate and nuanced. Try it in a rich and healthy Velvety Quinoa Pudding or a cozy cup of Masala Chai. Dress up your festive meals with a cinnamon-spiked Apple and Cranberry Sauce, or do up some Pickled Blueberries with cinnamon and allspice and toss them over cheesecake or goat cheese. Go savory with Mole Poblano or add a half-teaspoon to your favorite Indian curry, like Vegetable Jalfrezi and enjoy the rich spices from that region.


Substitute for Ceylon Cinnamon

For the most part, you can substitute any cinnamon for Ceylon Cinnamon equally. But Ceylon Cinnamon has a more gentle flavor than the other cinnamons. If you’re using a different cinnamon, try adding a little less than the original recipe calls for, to make sure it’s not too spicy or overwhelming. You can always add more if you decide the flavor isn’t potent enough.

1/2 teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon Powder = one 3" cinnamon stick.


How Do You Identify Ceylon Cinnamon

Ceylon Cinnamon has a delicate look to it. Like all cinnamons, it is made from the bark of a tree, but this bark is very thin so when it dries it curls into flaky quills with multiple layers. Standard Cassia cinnamons have a thicker bark that only curls once, or maybe twice, as it dries. Its flavor is more floral than other cinnamons, and has sweet top notes of citrus and pepper. Ceylon Cinnamon is also relatively pale when compared to Cassia, which tends to have a deep, ruddy brown color.

Indonesian Cassia is also called Korintje Cinnamon, and that name is a throwback to the Dutch colonization of Indonesia. This is the sweetest, mildest Cassia cinnamon available, and it’s the cinnamon that’s most commonly found in American spice cabinets. Even though it’s the sweetest of the Cassia types of cinnamon, its flavor is still more woodsy and aggressive than Ceylon. Vietnamese (or Saigon) and Chinese Cassia have stronger flavors yet; Vietnamese cassia is the most flavorful and is the preferred choice for cassia cinnamon aficionados, while Chinese cassia has a strong, bitter flavor that creates very little demand.

IngredientsCeylon Cinnamon
Also CalledGround Ceylon cinnamon, ground canela cinnamon, or canela powder
Recommended UsesUse in biryani, breads, cakes, cookies, curries, fruitcakes, ice cream, moles, oatmeal, pastries, puddings, and stewed fruits
Flavor ProfileDeeply complex, subtly sweet flavor reminiscent of citrus and cloves, with a nice warmth
Botanical NameCinnamomum verum
Oil Content.5% - 2.0%
CuisineEnglish, Central American, Mexican, South American, and South Asian
How To StoreAirtight container in a cool, dark place
Shelf Life6-12 months
Country of OriginSri Lanka
Dietary PreferencesGluten Free, Kosher, Non-GMO


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21 total ratings.

Ann D. (Verified buyer) 01/05/2022
Happy Customer Regarding Spices Inc, shipping was fast & everything was packaged well. Regarding the Ceylon Cinnamon sticks, it's a great product. My kids recently discovered that there are two main varieties and this was a great way to do a side-by-side comparison. They definitely smell different, but my family couldn't detect much of a difference in taste and happily ate both skews of cinnamon rolls we made.

Rick G. (Verified buyer) 12/31/2021
Best I have received in Best I have received in the past 10 years!

Juanita L. (Verified buyer) 11/25/2021
Quality and flavor is great Quality and flavor is great for the price! The aroma is okay, couldn’t really smell the cinnamon.

Thaddaeus V. (Verified buyer) 09/21/2021
Beautiful, rich aroma, nice appearance. Beautiful, rich aroma, nice appearance.

Marty K. (Verified buyer) 08/23/2021
I use these cinnamon stick I use these cinnamon stick in my coffee each morning. Noticeable difference over big box store purchases. Freshness matters in spices!

Lisa W. (Verified buyer) 07/06/2021
Excellent customer service. My order Excellent customer service. My order arrived a day before expected delivery date, and I was impressed and very happy with the quality and flavor of the cinnamon. I will definitely order from Spices Inc. again.

Monica V. (Verified buyer) 05/26/2021
Great quality! I am new to Spices Inc. and am very happy with my bulk order of cinnamon.

Joe R. (Verified buyer) 05/04/2021
Ceylon Cinnamon at it's Finest! Amazing taste and aroma when ground into powder. Thanks Spices, Inc!

Wesley W. (Verified buyer) 03/06/2021
Great company and great product! I ordered a hefty qty of the cinnamon sticks. The transaction was flawless. My wife and I use them for mainly morning coffee and occasionally other cooking. These are great sticks, they really smell good and they let out the cinnamon flavor in my coffee wonderfully.

Virginia R. (Verified buyer) 02/26/2021
Excellent quality Excellent quality
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