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Ceylon Cinnamon

We tasted three nationally available Ceylon cinnamon products against our favorite Indonesian cinnamon, swirling them into rice pudding and baking them into cinnamon rolls.

What We Learned

The bark of most of the cinnamon sold in supermarkets is harvested from trees grown in Indonesia and Vietnam. However, in many other parts of the world—like South America and parts of Europe—another species called Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) is more common. Also known as “true cinnamon,” Ceylon is primarily grown in Sri Lanka and is known for its milder flavor and paler color...

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