What is the difference between Saigon Cinnamon and Korintje Cinnamon?
The key difference between Saigon and Korintje Cinnamon is the flavor profile and where the plant is grown in the world. Vietnamese cinnamon (Saigon) is harvested in a very similar way as the Indonesian (Korintje) variety. Sheets of bark are stripped from the base of the tree, cleaned with a knife, and dried in the sun.
Saigon has a hot and sweet cinnamon flavor because of the high oil content in the bark. At one point, it was very challenging to find in the United States. You can often find Saigon cinnamon in baked dishes where cinnamon is the star, like cinnamon rolls.
Korintje cinnamon is also known as Cassia Cinnamon and is grown in Indonesia. The well-known, dependable flavor is bittersweet and similar to what you might find in cinnamon candies.
What are good recipes for Saigon Cinnamon?
What are good recipes for Korintje Cinnamon?
Where can I learn more about the different types of cinnamon?
Check out our blog post on cinnamon where we outline the different types of cinnamon. You can also read this article: “did you know that there are different types of cinnamon?” from Bon Appetit.
Where can I buy Saigon cinnamon?
The Spice House carries Saigon Cinnamon. This is easily one of our most popular spices, give it a try!
Where to buy Korintje cinnamon?
We carry Korintje Cinnamon online on our website!