There are several different species of cinnamon that make up the world’s supply including “Cassia” which is most commonly sold in the United States and Canada. Two-thirds of cassia cinnamon is grown from trees in Indonesia with the rest coming from Vietnam, China and Burma. Another species of cinnamon, referred to as “true” cinnamon, or Ceylon, is primarily grown in Sri Lanka.
Organic cinnamonhas a variety of health benefits. It may provide anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antioxidant properties in multiple species and can be used as a flavor enhancer to improve palatability. Cinnamonmay be used to improve gut health,feed conversion in poultry and as a rumen modifier in cattle.
Here at Olam, our organic cinnamon is sourced directly from our grower partners in Vietnam and Indonesia. The reddish-brown inner bark of evergreen trees is harvested by peeling back the outer bark in a hands-on and environmentally-friendly way. The bark is then processed into powder at our state-of-the-art facility in Bien Hoa, Vietnam.