Cinnamon - True
Mexico / Cinnamomum verum
The mild and exotic flavor of this varietal only hints at the cassia-cinnamon to which we are more accustomed. Don't jump to the conclusion that "true" means better or stronger, it is a botanical distinction of this unique variety. Mild and complex, it lends a delightful flavor that is not as "hot" as cassia-cinnamon.
Use true cinnamon for a mellow flavor on its own or in combination with cassia for heavenly flavors in baked goods. Grind only what you need for each use because it loses flavor quickly.
1/2 cup is about 0.816 oz