cassia cinnamon

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cas·si·a cin·na·mon

Cinnamomum cassia Nees (family Lauraceae); the unofficial source of most of the cinnamon in the shops; the source of cinnamon oil.
Synonym(s): Chinese cinnamon
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Ceylon and Chinese cinnamon are very similar, but the harder-to-find Ceylon is a bit sweeter and more refined.
The most common varieties are the Cinnamomum zeylancium or Ceylon cinnamon, and Cinnamomum aromaticum, or Chinese cinnamon. Chinese cinnamon is also called cassia.
However, the genus contains only four economically important cinnamon species such as Cinnamomum zeylanicum or Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon or true cinnamon), Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cinnamomum cassia or Chinese cinnamon), Cinnamomum burmannii (Korintje, Java, or Indonesian cinnamon), and Cinnamomum loureiroi (Vietnamese or Saigon cinnamon) [11].
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