There are two types of cinnamon: Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) and Cassia cinnamon(Cinnamomum Cassia or Cinnamomum Aromaticum). Ceylon cinnamon is known as Cinnamomum Verum or Mexican Cinnamon(Canella) in some of the countries. Majority of the cinnamon is cassia in the world’s market, reason is ceylon cinnamon grows only in sri lanka. People mainly use Cinnamon powder and for cooking and .
How to identify ceylon cinnamon?
There are plenty of ceylon cinnamon brands in the market. but when you buy it, you should have the knowledge to identify real ceylon cinnamon brands. when we compare real ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon, there are clear physical differences to identify them.
But the issue is, when you buy ceylon cinnamon powder from supermarkets or groceries, you can only identify ceylon cinnamon powder through the label it is packed, so that is not a proper way to identify ceylon cinnamon powder because the seller can mention ”ceylon cinnamon” name even the real material is cassia. So be careful when you buy ground ceylon cinnamon. ceylon cinnamon has a fresh Exotic Aroma. If you have already used cassia cinnamon, then it is very easy to identify the real ceylon cinnamon brand due to the pleasant fragrance. Just one more thing, When we look at ceylon cinnamon sticks, it is not a big deal to identify real ceylon cinnamon, because there are major physical differences between these two types of cinnamon sticks. Please look at this photo and identify the difference easily.
As we discussed, even cinnamon sticks are easy to identify in the market, ceylon cinnamon powder is a bit hard to recognize without smell, when you select products from the supermarket or any other places, Please make sure with the supplier about the content of the product. But as we talked about this before, you are able to recognize the real ceylon cinnamon through its own pleasant fragrance. If you follow these things, it is not too hard to identify ceylon cinnamon brands.
Ceylon cinnamon is the healthiest one when we compare with other types of cinnamon, The main thing is the lower coumarin percentage. But, Cassia has a huge amount of coumarin. Continuously When you consume cassia cinnamon for many years, It negatively affects your liver and kidney. that is why we need ceylon cinnamon.