Cinnamon (// SIN-ə-mən) is a spice obtained frae the inner bark o several trees frae the genus Cinnamomum that is uised in baith sweet an savoury fuids. While Cinnamomum verum is sometimes considered tae be "true cinnamon", maist cinnamon in internaitional commerce is derived frae relatit species, which are an aa referred tae as "cassia" tae distinguish them frae "true cinnamon".
Cinnamon is the name for perhaps a dozen species o trees an the commercial spice products that some o them produce. Aw are members o the genus Cinnamomum in the faimily Lauraceae. Anly a few o them are grown commercially for spice.
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- Iqbal, Mohammed (1993). "International trade in non-wood forest products: An overview". FO: Misc/93/11 - Working Paper. FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
- "Cassia, also known as cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon is a tree that has bark similar to that of cinnamon but with a rather pungent odour," remarks Maguelonne Toussant-Samat, Anthea Bell, tr. The History of Food, revised ed. 2009, p.437.