Cinnamon Verum

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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.

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SP
04/30/2021
Steffen P.
United States United States

Awesome Cinnamon Verum ...

Putting this on my kids apple slices instead of tore bought and WOW what a difference... Thanks Again P.S. Told a Few Friends about it lol they are definitely ordering the Cinnamon Verum aka Ceylon "True" cinnamon...

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05/07/2022
Marianne S.
United States United States

Cinnamon Vernum

I was very disappointed. I have used other Ceylon cinnamon and it was much more flavorful. This was so mild I could barely trade it. As a side note, the holes in the shaker are much to large, just moving the jar from my Spice cabinet to the counter causes the cinnamon to get all over the top of the shaker so that when I twist off the lid the cinnamon gets all over.

JR
05/01/2022
Janice R.
United States United States

Cinnamon vs Cinnamon

I received two types of cinnamon and the Cinnamon Vernum is definitely the spice for cooking at its best.

A
04/25/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

B&B cinammon verum is the best!

Such delicate flavor.

A
03/03/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Yuuuummmmm

We are obsessed. Definitely can taste the deliciousness!

CF
02/27/2022
Cheryl F.
United States United States

Very fine

Nice and fragrant

LB
02/21/2022
Lauren B.
Canada Canada

Lovely addition to my spice cabinet!

Subtly sweet and savoury.

SP
01/19/2022
Sukey P.
United States United States

Cinnamon Verum

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

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