TRUE CEYLON CINNAMON:
Ceylon cinnamon is considered "true" cinnamon compared to other species in the same genus. It is an aromatic spice obtained from the inner ground bark of a Cinnamon tree native to Sri Lanka.
HELPS MAINTAIN HEALTHY GLUCOSE LEVELS:
Organic Veda Ceylon Cinnamon helps maintain normal glucose levels as a part of a healthy diet. When you consume a high-carbohydrate food, it causes an impact on your glucose level. The production of insulin hormone from our body helps mitigate these impacts. Ceylon Cinnamon can help to encourage the insulin response.
ACTS AS A HEALTH PROMOTER:
Ceylon Cinnamon contains several unique compounds which are responsible for its many health-promoting properties, including cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamate. These compounds make cinnamon one of the most beneficial spices, giving it antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunity-boosting abilities.
Contains antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage, helps promotes immune health, heart health, and improve cognitive functions
FRESH QUALITY FINEST CEYLON CINNAMON POWDER:
Ultra low Coumarin, Non-GMO, Non irradiated, Salt-Free, Cold ground for incredible fresh taste, and aroma. Sprinkle it on fruit, make into a tea and perfect for baked and other sweet desserts that require a subtle, sophisticated taste
Ceylon Cinnamon is an aromatic spice. It is often described as 'true' or ‘real’ cinnamon as it is precisely obtained from the inner bark of a cinnamon tree. The bark from which cinnamon is obtained has numerous compounds like cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamates. These compounds are effective and have significant medicinal benefits. Cinnamon is found in different forms like powder, oil, and pure bark. Cinnamon bark is packed with a bunch of protective antioxidants that helps prevent free radical damage, helps promotes immune health, heart health, improve cognitive functions and contains anti-inflammatory property. The taste of Ceylon cinnamon is mild, sweet and with a hint of citrus flavor. It has a soft, crisp texture and is light brown, and has a delightful aroma when brewed or boiled; the air is filled with its warm slightly spicy aromatic fragrance.
Ceylon Cinnamon Vs. Cassia Cinnamon
The Cinnamon production is of two types. One is the Ceylon Cinnamon scientifically known as Cinnamomum verum. The other is Cassia Cinnamon scientifically known as Cinnamon cassia. Cassia came into existence in the later years, raising its popularity, with its similar taste and lower cost. However, Ceylon cinnamon is obtained from the more mature trunk of the tree while the Cassia cinnamon is derived from the branches. The higher oil content from the trunk bark leads to a more potent, spicier, longer lasting flavor than the Cassia cinnamon, although it still has that wonderful hint of citrus.
Cinnamon and Coumarin
Both Cassia and Ceylon Cinnamon contain coumarin, a natural flavoring found in plants. But it is observed that high coumarin intake leads to a harmful effect on the liver. The researchers have confirmed that Cassia Cinnamon contains the highest level of Coumarin while Ceylon Cinnamon contains a very negligible amount of coumarin, making it very safe to use.
Nutrition in Organic Ceylon powder
Ceylon Cinnamon powder possesses vast nutritional benefits. It owns the therapeutic property and contains a potent compound known as proanthocyanidin which helps in healthy blood circulation and other benefits. This magical powder contains vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, potassium, Magnesium, phosphorous, dietary fiber, and calories.
Every 100 grams of Ceylon cinnamon contain the following properties:Vitamins:
Ceylon cinnamon is said to include a high amount of vitamin K. Additionally, small quantities of vitamin A, C are also present along with niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine, and folates. These properties indeed make cinnamon a nutritious spice.Calories:
The calories present in 100 grams of Ceylon cinnamon are about 247. When it comes to ground cinnamon, it is only 12 calories for two tablespoons.Minerals:
Minerals present in this delicious spice are Calcium- 1002 mg (1gm approx.), magnesium- 60mg (0.06g), and phosphorous-64 mg (0.064)
Ceylon cinnamon is recorded to have a high ORAC (oxygen radical absorbent capacity) it is said to have 100 times greater antioxidant values in comparison to Apple and other foods. This spice is quoted to be a high 267536 Trolox equivalent (TE).
Traces of sodium and potassium are found in this healthy cinnamon.
Carbohydrates found in real Ceylon cinnamon have been totaled at 50.59 grams
The Proteins are amounted to be 3.99 grams
Total fats are 1.24 grams per 100 grams of Ceylon cinnamon
There is No cholesterol value present in Ceylon cinnamon which makes it an extremely healthy spice.
Low levels of coumarin (0.04%) make it highly beneficial for consumption; a high concentration can lead to liver damage. The important precaution is not more than 6g of Ceylon cinnamon should be consumed per week.
Health benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon powder:
- An excellent source of anti-oxidants
- Possess anti-inflammatory property
- Helps promote healthy glucose level
- Helps to protect the heart
- Helps to support skin health
- Helps maintain dental hygiene
- Support brain functions
- Support the digestive system
- Support weight management
- Applications of Ceylon cinnamon
It can be brewed in tea with honey making it very flavorsome and an effective natural tool in helping to reduce various illnesses. Cinnamon powder is an excellent addition to desserts which use fruits like apple prunes pears and apricot. All bakery products get an extra edge in flavor when this powder is added to them.
This powder can be added to Asian foods, cookies chocolates and even in ice cream and yogurts to enhance its flavor.
The aroma which fills the air when using this powder which is sweet, soothing and pleasing.
It is also used to sweeten products in place of sugar.
It can be utilized as a preservative in homemade biscuits and cakes.
It is sprinkled on apple crumble pies, cereals, and chocolate to enhance the flavor of the dish
It is used in a recipe for mulled wine.
A favorite breakfast cinnamon recipe is French toast; the powder is sprinkled over bread which is dipped in egg and fried
Many desserts and rice pudding include this aromatic powder in their recipes
Some savory dishes like black beans and burritos and nachos also incorporate cinnamon powder in their recipes.
What is the difference between Ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon?
Cassia is known as Chinese or Saigon cinnamon; it is spicy and has a pungent taste. Chewing a piece of cinnamon helps differentiate between Ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon as both have incredibly different flavors. They share a lot of common good properties like anti-inflammatory and blood regulation. The notable difference between the two is the presence of the level of coumarin. Ceylon cinnamon with its great nutritional qualities holds a higher market value than the cheaper cassia available in most local supermarkets.
Ceylon cinnamon is widely found in Sri Lanka; it is light brown color crumbly, thin and soft. They look like cigars with several folded layers. The amount of coumarin is a mere 0.0004% against the five found in cassia.