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Organic Cinnamon (True) Powder

Organic Cinnamon (True) Powder

Regular price $39.50 CAD
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  • Certified Organic
  • Fair Trade Certified
  • Healthier and Sweeter than Alternatives
  • Current Year’s Harvest

We have been importing organic and fairly traded True Cinnamon from the South of India to Canada for the last 15 years.

The farmers in our Indian Cooperative intercrop cinnamon in biodiverse, multi-tiered food forests, resulting in the highest quality. The cinnamon trees are hand harvested after three+ years, when the bark is mature and thick, resulting in a dark, richly flavoured, dense powder.

Sweet and rich, this True Cinnamon is not what you find on most store shelves. That is Cassia and contains coumarin, a carcinogen that can cause liver inflammation and damage.

Unlike the sharp spiciness of Cassia, Gathering Place True Cinnamon is naturally sweet and delicious and can be used without worry of coumarin toxicity. Add freely to baking, curries, oats, hot chocolate, pies, and coffee! 

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Welcome to Gathering Place Trading,

Where We Direct Source the Best Organic Cinnamon (True) Powder

True Cinnamon from South India

Gathering Place True Cinnamon powder, also known as Sweet Cinnamon or Ceylon Cinnamon, is hand harvested from family farms in South India. True cinnamon needs to be shade grown and enjoys growing under coconut and banana trees. True cinnamon has a less spicy, more complex, subtle, and naturally sweet flavour. The taste is beyond compare to the more familiar type of cinnamon, known as Cassia. Although popular, Cassia cinnamon contains coumarin, an anticoagulant that can be toxic to the liver. Many people with Type 2 diabetes take daily supplements of cinnamon. Several studies have shown improved insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control by taking as little as 1⁄2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day. Make sure you are using true cinnamon (and always consult your health care professional)!

About Our Indian Farming Cooperative

We support 1400 farmers under a cooperative umbrella covering close to 10,000 acres of certified organic land in Karnataka State. Our true cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, cayenne, smoked chili flakes, vanilla beans, and stevia come from these certified organic farms, some of which are FairTrade certified.

These Indian farmers plant food forests, also called inter-cropping, where multiple crops grow harmoniously and life thrives, rather than mono-cropping, which negatively impacts the soil and the ecosystem. This system ensures the farmer gets more income from the same piece of land. The farmers are supported every step of the way by the cooperative, learning about seed procurement, building soil, harvesting, storage, and food safety practices.

Our community sourcing partners have certified organic state-of-the-art processing facilities, international food safety certification, allergen-free declarations, and kosher certification. This results in the highest quality products delivered fresh to Gathering Place several times a year.

Planet Over Profit

1% of every sale of Organic Cinnamon (True) Powder goes to hand-selected grassroots projects in our farmer communites around the world

While some brands only "give back" from their profits (i.e. money earned after expenses and owners' incomes), we at Gathering Place donate one percent of all our sales to important, grassroots initiatives that directly improve the lives of the people who farm these spices, herbs, and tea.

Learn more about our farm partners and donation commitments on our about page.

Why Buy From Gathering Place Trading?

Our Core Principles

Direct Sourcing

We gather authentic and trustworthy ingredients from hand-selected family farms and community sourcing partners. No one in the middle, just farmers to families.

Environmental Care

We are proudly Green Business Certified, always purchase Canadian-grown products when available, offer our employees CO2 credits for car pooling or biking, and use 100% recyclable packaging. 

Organic and Non-GMO

We only partner with certified organic and non-GMO farms and suppliers who meet global food safety standards.

Integrity and Fairness

We love leading with our heart and hope to inspire change by humanizing the global food industry.

Giving Back

We take great joy in re-investing 1% of our total sales back into grassroots projects in the communities where our products are grown. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
True cinnamon will not come from India

True cinnamon is only belong and grown in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). I purchased a pack from real canadian super store in Mississauga looking at the name true cinnamon and I later saw the product is from India. True Cinnamon is another word for Ceylon cinnamon and it only comes from Sri Lanka (Ceylon). you are misleading consumers from the name True Cinnamon. Simple google search will tell you everything about true cinnamon. Hope you will amend your description above and the name of the product in your pouch.

Thank you for taking the time to review our True Cinnamon, Cham. Yes, Ceylon Cinnamon does have its origins in Sri Lanka, but the true cinnamon evergreen tree (Cinnamomum verum or Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is native to Sri Lanka and South India. Our Ceylon Cinnamon is from Karnataka State in the south of India, so it’s a darker brown colour and fuller in flavour, compared to the Sri Lankan ceylon cinnamon which is a very light brown colour. Indian True Cinnamon is harvested when the trees are 3 or 4 years of age, while Sri Lanka cinnamon is harvested when the trees are yearlings, thus resulting in a lighter colour. We have been sourcing our Cinnamon from the same farmer's co-operative (you can read more about them here: in India for several years and have certificates of analysis for all our products, including our True Cinnamon.

Best "True Cinnamon" out there!

I am a daily user of cinnamon and look for flavour without the health risk of Cassia Cinnamon. That means "True Cinnamon", i.e. Ceylon Cinnamon, is the best choice. Gathering Place has done impressive research to find the best tasting on the market. I had to inquire about it, as it was just too yummy! So, yes, it's the real deal and you will not find a better tasting cinnamon with no dry or dusty texture! I'm now ordering the big bag so I can fill my small jar and keep the rest in the freezer! Thank you Gathering Place!!

Amie R

Excellent quality. I buy 500g at a time and it’s just the best flavour from start to finish (we use cinnamon daily). The smell is divine! Excellent product, excellent customer service. Thanks for such a great product.

John Zinyk

True Cinnamon is a mild and flavourful spice that can be used from adding it to apples and yogurt to baking it in your favourite cinnamon bun recipe. It has a light brown colour and has a soft/sweet aroma compared to the darker, stronger tasting Cassia type of cinnamon.

I have purchased kilograms of True Cinnamon from Gathering Place Trading and have never been disappointed.

If you have never tried “True Cinnamon”, give it a try and you won’t be disappointed. Five out of five stars!

Maria Lantin

This is an amazing cinnamon. Some of my friends are surprised when I tell them I buy 500g of cinnamon. They ask “doesn’t it go stale?”. No it doesn’t because it gets used so quickly. Seriously this cinnamon is full of true cinnamon flavour and mild enough that you can add it to all kinds of things: smoothies, breakfasts, wraps, soups, etc. I can’t say enough good things about it. I used to buy it from Whole Foods in Vancouver but they stopped carrying it. I’m so glad to be able to get it online. Worth the shipping cost. Really. do it. Oh and they sent me this lovely heart-shaped handwritten note with the order. Made my heart melt.