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 retail and wholesale market; The 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.
However, 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, 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.
|Ceylon Cinnamon||Cassia/Chinese Cinnamon|
|A highly valued medicinal spice. Price can be up to few times higher than the Cassia/fake cinnamon.||Normally available in World’s Market Places and and It is very cheap.|
|Low amount of coumarin(0.004%, It is 250 times less than Cassia), This recommended for regular use.||Contains a high level of coumarin content. Cassia Cinnamon can be harmful for the liver and kidney when use regularly.|
|Taste: Mild Sweet.||Taste: Spicy.|
|Tan brown colour.||Reddish dark brown.|
|Thin and It has multiple layers when rolled up.||Thick bark and It has only a few layers when rolled up.|
|Easily broken.||Very Tough, Very hard to grind for cinnamon powder using an electric home grinder.|
|Origin from Sri Lanka and used in most part of Europe.||Sourced from China/Indunisia and supplied to the USA/Asia and many places all over the world.|
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