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what is true cinnamon
What is true cinnamon? Cinnamon is one of the healthiest spices in the world, and its curative effects as traditional herbal medicine have known for generations. However, due to the varieties of cinnamon available at the market, one would not derive the actual benefits of cinnamon by simply purchasing a jar labelled ‘cinnamon’. Thus ascertaining the difference between True cinnamon and other varieties of cinnamon has become crucial.
In the past, Sri Lanka had named Ceylon. Cinnamon brought from Sri Lanka, and we called it Ceylon Cinnamon. In other words True Cinnamon. Origin of Ceylon Cinnamon comes with a Dutch Agreement with King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe in 1766s. Currently, Sri Lanka has owned a significant portion of Ceylon Cinnamon Market.
Original Ceylon Cinnamon is a bit expensive. Therefore India, China, and several countries have introduced Cinnamon under the “Ceylon Cinnamon” brand name. And also, there is Alternative Cinnamon called Cassia Cinnamon.
If you plan to buy True Cinnamon, buy from Sri Lanka Export Board Certified Sellers. Otherwise, the quality of the Cinnamon cannot be guaranteed. Sri Lanka Export Board Certified Sellers have open online stores, and they are directly dealing with the USA and Europe retail market.
Are All cinnamon sticks true cinnamon?
There are two different types of cinnamon in chief: cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon. The cinnamon which is most commonly available in supermarkets is the cassia variety. Cassia cinnamon accounts for over 90% cinnamon imported into the U.S.
As stated afore cinnamon is undoubtedly one of the healthiest spices in the world, but you need to purchase the right kind. Therefore, identifying the significant differences between the two varieties of cinnamon is the key to deriving the real benefits of this traditional spice replete with remedial elements.
Ceylon cinnamon, also known as true cinnamon is harder to find, soft and is a lighter brown. The variety also contains a uniquely sweeter taste that adds a delicious flavour to the everyday meals prepared in the household. On the other hand, the cassia variety tastes slightly bitter due to the toxic flavouring substances it comprises, and Cassia can be bought for a cheaper value.
Containing a very high amount of coumarin, a potentially toxic flavouring substance, prolonged usage of cassia cinnamon could entail grave health problems including liver damage.
Cinnamon Bark Oil
Is Ceylon Cinnamon Better Than Cassia?
In comparison, Ceylon cinnamon which is generally known to be safe has many health benefits. For instance, it consists of anti-clotting properties like cinnamaldehyde that helps prevent unwanted clumping of blood platelets.
Moreover, the antimicrobial elements of this traditional herb are proven to be so effective that recent studies reveal that it can be used as an alternative to traditional food preservatives. Also, Ceylon cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar levels and is an effective anti-dioxin as well as a brain booster that stimulates cognitive processing.
Scientific background of Cinnamon
Chemical constituents of Cinnamon
Cinnamon Nutrition Facts ( 2 Tsp)
About Truly Ceylon Cinnamon
Truly Ceylon Cinnamon is a blog discussing all the areas in Cinnamon. Especially about the Ceylon Cinnamon. Our Writing panel is native Sri Lankans. They have good real-life experience and knowledge about Ceylon Cinnamon.
There are lots of resources and content for Cinnamon. But most of the contents have created by sellers business purposely.
Through the Truly Ceylon Cinnamon Blog, We expect to expose Certified Sri Lankan Manufacturers to the world and share authentic Cinnamon experiences with the world.
After reading this blog, still, if you have any questions, drop us a message using the Contact us.
We will help you to experience the True Ceylon Cinnamon.
Thank You! Good Luck!!
How to Find a Certified Ceylon Cinnamon Sellers?
Sri Lanka Export Development Board has introduced a certification process to maintain the Quality of Ceylon Cinnamon. And also, the board has listed its manufactures on the Website. Check who is selling True Cinnamon