Interesting Facts About Ceylon Cinnamon

Cinnamon Cey

History of Cinnamon dating back as far as Ancient Egypt. It used to be rare and precious component. Cinnamon was considered as a fine gift fit for kings and queens.

The finest Cinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon is often referred as “True Cinnamon”, Originated from Sri Lanka and not being found in anywhere else on earth.

The other type of cinnamon is commonly known as ‘Cassia’ and must not be confused with ‘True cinnamon’, which is vastly different from nutritive and, health perspectives. Strong aroma, smooth texture, delicate flavor and, sweetness are naturally blended in Ceylon cinnamon/true cinnamon.

SpiceSynonymsScientific Name
Ceylon CinnamonTrue cinnamon / Pure cinnamonCinnamomum verum
CassiaChinese cinnamonCinnamomum cassia

Health benefits

  1. Loaded with powerful antioxidants that prevent cancers
  2. Anti-inflammatory: fight against infections and repair tissue damages
  3. Reduces bad cholesterol (LDL), lowering blood pressure and, cut down risks of heart attacks
  4. Beneficial effects on neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson)
  5. Ant-diabetes effects: Reducing blood sugar levels

Extra benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon

Ultra-low levels of ‘Coumarin’*
*Where, Coumarin is a chemical substance that causes toxicity and liver damage if consumed over the daily limits.

CategoryCoumarin contentCoumarin percentageNote
Ceylon cinnamon0.017g/kg 0.0017%ultra-low level
Cassia7-18 milligrams per teaspoon
or 0.31g/kg
0.03%~18x higher level
Indonesian & Korintje cinnamon, Padang cassia2.15g/kg0.215%~125x higher level
Saigon cinnamon, Vietnamese cassia, Vietnamese cinnamon6.97g/kg0.7%~400x higher level

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