Try Ceylon Cinnamon, the safer and healthier Cinnamon. Originally native to the Island of Sri Lanka, 90% of the World's Ceylon Cinnamon still comes from Sri Lanka. It has a particular climate condition that makes this Cinnamon the best quality in the World with very low levels of impurities and contaminants. It is for this reason Ceylon Cinnamon is called true Cinnamon
or real cinnamon.
If you have been eating ordinary Cassia Cinnamon all your life, you may have not known that it has high levels of Coumarin (read the blog post) that can damage your liver. Especially if you have been eating it daily for health reasons. Ceylon Cinnamon not only has ultra low Coumarin levels, but it also has a wonderful aroma and a subtle sophisticated taste, unlike the spicier and harsher Cassia Cinnamon.
WHAT MAKES CEYLON CINNAMON SO SPECIAL
- Ultra low Coumarin content
As diabetes reaches epidemic proportions many diabetics, rightly or wrongly are eating Ceylon Cinnamon. Ceylon Cinnamon has low Coumarin levels of 0.02% compared to 0.4 - 0.8% for Cassia type Cinnamon. Even at levels of 0.4 - 0.8% Coumarin is considered dangerous. Regular consumption of Coumarin could lead to liver damage. Ceylon Cinnamon can be consumed on a daily basis without undue concerns. Having said, you should only consume moderate levels of even Ceylon Cinnamon. Too much of anything can cause toxicity in our body. The US national Health service claims you should not take more than 6g of Cinnamon per day for 6 weeks or less. That seems a reasonable precaution.
Ceylon Cinnamon tends to be slightly sweeter. The slight sweet taste of Ceylon Cinnamon is an advantage if you, like many diabetics drink cinnamon on a daily basis. For example when you make some te de canela
with Ceylon Cinnamon you will find that it is surprisingly sweet. Without sugar. Also an advantage if you want to make a Cinnamon drink without any sugar. A stick of Cinnamon boiled with a slice of orange makes for a lovely drink. But the sweet taste has another advantage. It works very well with fine desserts. The blend of Ceylon Cinnamon creates a very sophisticated taste profile without the need for so much sugar.
Crumbly and easy to grind
Ceylon Cinnamon stick
s are rolled like a cigar with slivers of paper thin Cinnamon bark, It is very fragile and crumbly. That means it is easier to grind into fresh Ceylon Cinnamon powder. Good chefs know fresh Cinnamon powder makes a huge difference to any recipe. Grinding the hard Cassia Cinnamon is likely to break your grinder. Try our Ceylon Cinnamon powder
, which is cool ground into a fine 100 mesh powder to retain more of the natural oils in Cinnamon.
World's best cinnamon oil
- Ever wonder why Cassia cinnamon oil is so cheap and Ceylon Cinnamon Oil is relatively expensive? This is because Ceylon Cinnamon Oil is significantly free of contaminants especially Coumarin (see Cinnamon compounds list here
) that gives it a very high quality aroma.
Steam distilled Ceylon Cinnamon Oil whether it is the Ceylon Cinnamon leaf oil
or the Ceylon Cinnamon bark oil
is chemically pure with very low levels of containments. No wonder it is the first and only choice for the World's best food manufactures from Coca Cola to the French perfume industry.