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Cinnamon is a spice used by diverse cultures as a seasoning for savory and sweet foods. Ceylon cinnamon, also known as Cinnamon zeylanicum has been used by people for many centuries. Pure Ceylon Cinnamon or “True Cinnamon” is notable for its premium quality. This mild tasting spice is soft and brittle with low courmarin levels and has long been used as a valued cooking spice eo create both sweet and savoury culinary delights.
There are two main types of cinnamon: Ceylon Cinnamon and Cassia Cinnamon. Both are healthy, but one (Cassia Cinnamon) contains very high coumarin levels ( a toxin that is harmful if you eat too much of it) in comparison to pure Ceylon cinnamon. Whilst pure Ceylon cinnamon offers numerous health benefits, its delightful aroma can also be used to freshen your home. This 50g pouch contains Ceylon cinnamon rolls grown, cut, stripped, sun-dried and lovingly packed using age-old traditional methods at Uruwala Estate, Kuruwita , Sri Lanka
What is real cinnamon called?
Cinnamomum zeylanicum (“Ceylon cinnamon/true cinnamon”) is native to Sri Lanka. It is a tree indigenous to Sri Lanka which produces the highest-grade pure cinnamon.
Which country’s cinnamon is best?
Sri Lanka cinnamon is considered the world's best cinnamon and has been grown and produced in Sri Lanka for generations.
What is the difference between cassia cinnamon and Sri Lankan cinnamon?
All types of cinnamon contain a compound known as coumarin, which is known to be harmful in large amounts. Ceylon cinnamon has much less coumarin than cassia cinnamon.
How can you tell the difference between Ceylon cinnamon?
Cassia cinnamon sticks are one thick, firm layer of bark, rolled up, whereas Ceylon is several thin, soft layers of bark rolled together. Ceylon cinnamon also tends to be lighter in colour than Cassia.
What is better, cassia or Ceylon?
Ceylon cinnamon is the healthier of the two types and the most expensive.
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