Cannel is a spice obtained frae the inner bark o several trees frae the genus Cinnamomum that is uised in baith sweet an savoury fuids. While Cinnamomum verum is whiles considered tae be "true cannel", maist cannel in internaitional commerce is derived frae relatit species, which are an aa referred tae as "cassia" tae distinguish them frae "true cannel".
Cannel is the name for aiblins a dozen species o trees an the commercial spice products that some o them produce. Aw are members o the genus Cinnamomum in the faimily Lauraceae. Anly a few o them are grown commercially for spice.
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- "Cassia, also known as cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon is a tree that has bark similar to that of cinnamon but with a rather pungent odour," remarks Maguelonne Toussant-Samat, Anthea Bell, tr. The History of Food, revised ed. 2009, p.437.