Sri Lanka, the home where Ceylon Cinnamon grows is the owner of a proud history which dates to centuries back. According to historical accounts Cinnamon is a native plant in Sri Lanka that grew wild until the Dutch started growing it in plantations. To test as to how the plant would grow, they started growing it in Colombo in the area now known as Cinnamon Gardens. However, no Cinnamon is now grown in Cinnamon Gardens as it is a prime residential area.
Ceylon Cinnamon, which is exported and known worldwide is very popular for the distinct flavor of the spice, which is sweet and delicate. Sri Lanka is considered a fine home for the growth of Ceylon Cinnamon since the island has a tropical climate. Scientifically known as “Cinamomum Zeylanicum Blume”, Ceylon Cinnamon varies from cassia in different ways. Especially the taste and the aroma is very different in Ceylon Cinnamon, when compared with Cassia. Apart from that, there are some other differences of Ceylon Cinnamon and Cassia which are mentioned below.