Our ground Cinnamon Verum (aka Ceylon or "true" cinnamon) is grown by a cooperative of farmers in Zanzibar. With notes of pine, citrus peel and sea salt, this is the perfect cinnamon for savory dishes. Cinnamon Verum is a subtle, savory cinnamon variety that may be different from the cinnamon you're used to, with a beautiful aroma and flavor that really comes out when the cinnamon is cooked.
If you're looking for a more familiar but extra-sweet and spicy cinnamon, you might like our Royal Cinnamon as well.
This cinnamon is the inner bark of the Cinnamomum verum tree. It's perfect for savory dishes like tomato sauces, stews, chili and barbecue rubs, as well as for baked goods and breakfasts like oatmeal or pancakes.
Burlap & Barrel is the sole importer of Zanzibar spices to the US. Like all of the spices from our partner cooperative in Zanzibar, our Cinnamon Verum is grown organically.
What they're saying:
"Best Overall Cinnamon" -Spruce Eats
"Best ground true cinnamon. Despite the natural subtlety of true cinnamon, this variety came across as rich, sweet, and complex." -Saveur
- Origin: Zanzibar, Tanzania
- Aliases: True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, soft stick cinnamon, dalchini
- Process: Sun-dried
- Ingredients: True Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
- Tasting notes: Orange Peel • Brown Sugar • Raw Honey
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Our cinnamon is the inner bark of the Cinnamomum verum, tree also known as true cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon.
It is grown by a cooperative of smallholder farmers on the Zanzibar islands off the east coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, many of whom have been cultivating cinnamon and other spices (including our cloves, nutmeg and black pepper) for generations.
It grows on the steep hillsides rising above the beach, where it thrives in the hot sun, salty breeze and sandy soil, a terroir that contributes to a subtle, smooth flavor without any bitterness. The cinnamon is hand-cut and sun-dried to order throughout the year to guarantee the freshest and most intense flavor.
Meet the Farmer: Bakari Omar is pictured holding a branch of a cinnamon tree that he just cut. The next step is to shave off the bark, some of which will be ground into powder, and some of which will be made into shavings.
It is a good cinnamon but I prefer the stronger flavor of Royal Cinnamon. I would use this where cinnamon played a supporting role instead of being the main event
Fresh tasting. Very flavorful. This was my second order with this beautiful thoughtful company. Loved it (cinnamon) so much the first time, my second order included two different varieties for sprinkling on top of my nightly frozen yoghurt containers. Nice spicy finish on the the tongue. Thank you for asking. Sorry, for the late review.
Excellent / Superior cinnamon !
Fantastic rich flavor. A must have spice for cooking and baking.
I was REALLY looking forward to receiving this for my holiday baking and as soon as I opened this bottle, I knew this was special. It smells very intense and the flavor is rich. How can other cinnamons claim to be the real deal? So far I have used this in waffles and a ragu. It elevated both these recipes.
The best thing I can say is that I will be ordering more. Great stuff.
Excellent service, fast delivery. Wonderful product! Just ordered more!! Thanks!!