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Or should I say cinnamons, in the plural, since 2 types can be distinguished. But were you aware that cinnamon is actually the bark from a cinnamon tree?

The type found in Ceylon - Cinnamomum Zeylanicum - is powdery and highly aromatic, while the Chinese variety - Cinnamomum Obtusifolium var Cassia - has a tangier fragrance.
Formerly used depending on their aromatic attributes, these two rival spices win favor today on the basis of less ethereal and more financial criteria.

Yet there's no argument that the best cinnamon, the most fragrant and enchanting, remains the Ceylon variety, now primarily found in Sri Lanka and Madagascar. (...)

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