This famously flavorful spice derived from the cinnamonum species of trees, has long been celebrated for both its culinary and medicinal properties. Unlike many spices made from the fruits or vegetation of plants, cinnamon differs in that it is made up of the inner bark of the tree. Due to this, the process for obtaining this product is quite unique, requiring the removal of the trees outer bark, followed by scraping the inner bark by hand into long narrow strips, and finally allowing it to dry. The unique processing and global transportation of this taste-bud-tantalizing bark has been practiced for thousands of years, with cultures all over the world celebrating the novel flavor it lends to foods and utilizing it for a range of medicinal purposes.
Today cinnamon continues to be globally loved, playing roles in a variety of cuisines and ranging in application from sweet to savory dishes. More recently the spice‰۪s medicinal properties have also gained attention with its consumption being found to help lower blood sugar and cholesterol. It has also become a popular ingredient in home remedies for a range of topical ailments, from curing acne to fighting infection ‰ÛÒthis likely due to cinnamons powerful antimicrobial properties.
These Organic Ceylon True Cinnamon Sticks are derived from the cinnamomum verum species of trees, and is commonly referred to as ‰ÛÏtrue cinnamon‰. This often considered premium variety is exclusively cultivated in Sri Lanka, and is rarely found in stores. It has several key differences compared to the more popular cassia variety. Physically speaking, ceylon is tanner in color, while cassia is a darkish brown. There are also subtle differences in the flavor profile and aroma ‰ÛÒwith ceylon being renowned for its delicately sweet notes while lacking the often harsh spiciness of cassia. Another difference is that ceylon contains significantly less coumarin, a natural occurring substance that can pose toxicity issues if consumed in high amounts. While toxicity from cinnamon is rarely an issue, many people who experience adverse reactions to the consumption of the more common cassia variety, have found that they do not have issues with consuming ceylon cinnamon
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