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Ceylon Cinnamon



Ceylon Cinnamon

Ceylon Cinnamon, (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) also known as “True Cinnamon”, is native to Sri Lanka. It is also now grown in Mexico, Madagascar and several other countries.

Ceylon Cinnamon has a more delicate flavor than other cinnamons. It is the preferred variety in England and Mexico. The stronger Indonesian Korintke and Vietnamese Saigon cinnamons are used more in the rest of Europe and the United States. The flavor differences are due to the volatile oils content of each variety. Ceylon has the lowest, then Indonesian with a higher content and Vietnamese having the highest, which also has the sharpest flavor.

Ceylon Cinnamon has some well known medicinal benefits. Doctors and Researchers have found that some cinnamon compounds may improve the body’s ability to process insulin which improves blood glucose levels. We sell quite a bit for this purpose and is the main reason we carry it.  Check with your doctor before using it for any medicinal purpose.

For cooking, use Ceylon Cinnamon when you want a lighter flavor. Poaching apples and pears come to mind. If you have any British recipes asking for cinnamon, unless specified otherwise, you should probably use Ceylon or the flavor could be stronger and maybe overpowering for the recipe.

If you are looking for other cinnamons, we also carry Indonesian Korintje and Vietnamese Saigon Cinnamon. Both have a higher oil content for fuller flavor than the Ceylon. We also carry Cinnamon Sticks.

If you are a fan of Cinnamon flavored teas, then you must try our Red Hot Cinnamon Spice Black Tea. It is like drinking red hot cinnamon candies, with a spicy touch of clove and other spiciness.  We carry other cinnamon teas and teas with cinnamon and other spices.

If you are looking for a tasty recipe for any of your cinnamons, we have an Cinnamon Apple Crisp recipe.

Contains: Ceylon Cinnamon

Additional information

Weight 1.000 oz
Dimensions 0.000000 × 0.000000 × 0.000000 in

1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz, 1.6 oz 1/2 cup jar

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