Botanical name: Cinnamomum verum
Origin: Sri Lanka
Ingredients: *Ceylon cinnamon powder
This highly nutritious and valuable spice comes from the Laurel tree. Ceylon (True) Cinnamon comes from a different plant than Cassia cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is more expensive but it has a more subtle, sweeter flavor and considering the health benefits, it is highly proffered over cassia cinnamon. Coumarin is present in high doses in Cassia Cinnamon (4%) but not in Ceylon Cinnamon (0.04%), Coumarin can be toxic in large doses which makes Ceylon (true) cinnamon a wiser choice that can be safely consumed, specially for those who use cinnamon for its health benefit.
Cinnamon is very high in antioxidants and it is a good source of fiber, iron, calcium and Manganese. It helps with balancing blood sugar and digestion, it has antibacterial effect, It may reduce the effects of PMS and it is useful for alertness and concentration.
Ceylon Cinnamon is also perfect for desserts because it is subtle, smells very mild and is slightly sweeter in taste, but adds a very complex flavor. The aroma it gives off is a very sophisticated and fragrant smell. Because Ceylon Cinnamon tends to be mild and sweet, it lends itself to creating sophisticated layers of flavors that is not possible with the other Cinnamon varieties.
Note: This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.