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Old 06-24-2013, 04:00 AM
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Default Cinnamon Or Cassia?

The most common (and cheapest) form of cinnamon on the market and the sort sold in most places as "cinnamon" is really cassia, which has a harsher taste than genuine cinnamon, which costs more and is occasionally sold in specialty stores and high-priced baking catalogs.
Though it's harder to tell with the ground stuff, here's how you tell "cinnamon sticks" from "cassia sticks":
This is cassia Cinnamon (thicker bark, makes a single-layer "roll"):

Below is Sri Lankan or Ceylon cinnamon (thinner and more flexible, rolls up with more layers)

Last edited by Laura; 06-24-2013 at 04:54 PM.
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