Cinnamon is sourced from the bark of various species of the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamomum is a tree farmed primarily in Indonesia. The spicy and unique flavor, sweet aroma, and warm heat are derived from an essential oil called cinnamaldehyde. Korintje is a commercial cinnamon that doesn’t nip at you as other cinnamons do. Instead, it’s mellow and considered much sweeter than other varieties. This is a great baking cinnamon.