True Cinnamon or Ceylon Cinnamon has been substituted by Cassia for so long that many cannot tell the difference between the two. However, there is a vast difference between True Cinnamon and Cassia. Externally, True Cinnamon is much smoother and is packed with Cinnamon quills whereas Cassia is rough, grainy and hollow. However, there are major differences regarding their properties as well. Comarin, a harmful substance if taken in large quantities, is present in Cassia at higher levels than that of True Cinnamon.Cassia has 5% comarin whereas True Cinnamon has only 0.004% which is safe for consumption.
The flavour, which is of utmost importance in cooking also varies. True Cinnamon has a more refined taste than Cassia and has a much smoother texture. True Cinnamon tastes delicate and sweet while Cassia tastes harsh.
Not only is True Cinnamon safe to eat, but it also possesses many medicinal benefits such as insulin resistance, arthritis relief and even blood sugar reduction.
We are pleased to offer you True Cinnamon within days of harvest pure and straight from Ceylon.