True Cinnamon Buying Tips

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True Cinnamon Buying Tips

Cinnamon is a valuable medical spice that has lots of benefits to our health. Cinnamon is used to losing bodyweight and also control diabetic level and Cholesterol levels. Cinnamon can do this. Many university research has proved Cinnamon’s values. Because of these magical benefits, Cinnamon is very famous around the World. To get these benefits without any side effects, you must use Ceylon Cinnamon. In other words, true Cinnamon.

There are two main types of Cinnamon in the market. The first one and the best one is Ceylon Cinnamon, and the second one is Cassia Cinnamon. In other words, Fake Cinnamon. Most of the time, cinnamon buyers get fooled at the market. They buy this fake Cinnamon due to the lack of knowledge in identifying Ceylon cinnamon. And also, some of them don’t know the real difference between these two types.

So before buying Cinnamon, you must know to identify Ceylon Cinnamon at the market. This article will help you with it.

Say No to Cassia Cinnamon

As I said earlier, there are two types of Cinnamon in the market. Cassia Cinnamon is the most available cinnamon category, especially in Europe and the USA. So be careful when you are buying Cinnamon.

Cassia Cinnamon has a thousand times coumarin level than the Ceylon Cinnamon. So that can harm your Liver. And also, when it’s come to taste, You can get the real taste of Cinnamon through the Cassia Category. It has cheap taste & sense when compared to the True Cinnamon.

Cassia Cinnamon is mainly Cultivated in China. They are doing mass production, and They export this fake Cinnamon, especially to Europe. Ceylon Cinnamon is a bit more expensive than the Cassia Cinnamon. But When compared with the benefits of true Cinnamon, that extra cost is worth it.

Ceylon Cinnamon is mainly cultivated in Sri Lanka & India. Ceylon Cinnamon has another subcategory called Cinnamomum Zylanicum. It’s only cultivated in Sri Lanka and is Inherent to Sri Lanka. The Cinnamomum Zylanicum category is the top and best-rated category in Ceylon Cinnamon.

Do you Know How the Ceylon Cinnamon Name Came Up?

In ancient times Sri Lanka was called Ceylon by the English and Deutsche people. Cinnamon that has been cultivated in Sri Lanka is named Ceylon Cinnamon. Other countries like China, India, Indonesia, etc. tried to grow this spice in their countries, but Cinamomum Zylanicum could not grow anywhere in the World.

How to Identify Ceylon Cinnamon at the Market

Identifying Ceylon cinnamon could be a challenge. Because you can taste it due to the packet. Here are some ways to identify Ceylon Cinnamon

TopicCeylon CinnamonCassia Cinnamon
ImageCeylon Cinnamon - Identify Ceylon CinnamonIdentify Cassia Cinnamon
ColorTan BrownReddish Dark Brown
TasteDelicate & sweetPungent & full-bodied taste
PriceNearly 10 times expensive than the CassiaCheap
NatureThin bark
Multiple layers when its rolled
Easily Broken
Thick Bark
One or two layers when rolled
Though and Difficult to broke

True Cinnamon Buying Tips

Ceylon Cinnamon vs Cassia Cinnamon

Never Buy Cinnamon Powder from the Market

Don’t Buy powder. Because Ceylon Cinnamon is expensive, some Cinnamon manufacturers mix cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon to improve their profit margins. So Buy Cinnamon Quills and make Cinnamon powder at home.

Try to buy directly from a Sri Lankan Seller.

Sri Lanka Export board has a Certified Cinnamon Sellers list on their Website. To maintain the Quality of the product, they have issued this certification. Some of these certified sellers have online retail stores. We recommend buying directly from their store. It is guaranteed you only buy Cinamomum Zylanicum (Pure Ceylon Cinnamon) from Certified Sellers

Ceylon Cinnamon Logo

This logo can be used only for Sri Lanka Board Certified Sellers. So if you buy from them, you will receive genuine products

Closely Consider the Color, Price, and the product Nature

If you thoroughly checked the product, you will be able to identify the true Cinnamon.

True Ceylon Cinnamon only comes from Sri Lanka.

Check your manufacturers Address and registration details on the label.


Cinnamon is a valuable herb and a spice with lots of health benefits. Same as every genuine product, China has made a fake product for a cheap price. However, if you need to get the real benefits of Cinnamon, you must try True Ceylon Cinnamon. But unfortunately, Cassia Cinnamon (Chinese Cinnamon) is the most available category in the market. Therefore you must be careful when buying Cinnamon. I hope this article will help you to choose true Cinnamon in the market without getting fooled. Still, If you have any doubt, drop us a message on our Facebook Page.

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