Organic 3″ Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks (Quills)

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Description

Organic Ceylon (true) Cinnamon Sticks are nature at its best.

Organic Ceylon (True) Cinnamon sticks (or quills) are curled slices of cinnamon bark.  Ceylon cinnamon or cinnamomum zeylanicum is a very special spice with a rich, sweet taste that transports you to foreign places. It has a very high cinnamaldehyde content.  Ceylon cinnamon (or true cinnamon) is a purer form and has more potent properties.

This rich brown-orange bark has a characteristic aromatic taste and comes all the way from Sri Lanka where the cinnamon tree grows.

The inner bark is gently dried with warm air and it naturally curls into quills. Cinnamon is great if you are trying to cut down on sugar or honey as it has a sweetness which can replace your normal sugar fix – some people like to make a tea from cinnamon, clove and cumin.

Cinnamon sticks go really well in slow cook recipes such as tagines.  If you prefer powdered cinnamon try our organic ceylon cinnamon powder.

What’s special about ‘Ceylon’ cinnamon?

Not all cinnamon is created equal.  The more common cassia variety found in most supermarkets contains high levels of coumarin which can be toxic to the liver.  Ceylon cinnamon contains so little coumarin that it often doesn’t show up on testing.  Organic Ceylon is a higher grade product containing higher levels of cinnamon’s beneficial essential oil ( cinnamaldehyde).  It is safe to consume in large quantities on a regular basis, whereas cassia cinnamon is not due to its coumarin content.

Which Cinnamon is best for me?

If you are a cinnamon lover and want to use it regularly, then Organic Ceylon Cinnamon is the best choice for you.  If you use cinnamon a couple of times a year for a tagine then it might not matter so much in your case.  Personally we keep Ceylon Cinnamon on hand at all times for sweet and savoury dishes as well as a warming addition to herbal teas and mylks.  We feel much happier knowing the quality and safety of Ceylon.

Origin: Madagascar

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Ceylon (true) Cinnamon Sticks

Cinnamon sticks are high in vitamin K, calcium, iron and manganese. They are a source of magnesium and copper.

Calcium: It is a common myth that we need to eat dairy to get an adequate calcium intake and many plant based foods boast high levels of it.  Calcium is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and teeth, digestive enzyme function, energy-yielding metabolism, blood clotting, muscle function and neurotransmission in the body.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser. It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance. It is also needed for normal nervous system and muscle function.

Vitamin K: This nutrient is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and blood clotting.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it.  Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system. It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 1034kj/247kcal
Fat 1.2g
of which saturates 0.3
Carbohydrate 80.6g
of which sugars 2.2g
Fibre 53.1g
Protein 4.0g
Salt 10.0mg
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Vitamin K 31.2mg 39% RI
Calcium 1002mg 100% RI
Iron 8.3mg 46% RI
Magnesium 60mg 15% RI
Copper 0.3mg 17% RI
Manganese 17.5mg 873% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake)

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake)

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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. Cinnamon gives a delicious flavour to sweet dishes and desserts such as rice pudding, granola bars and porridge.
  2. We also love it in Moroccan tagine dishes for an extra dimension of flavour and authenticity.
  3. Ceylon cinnamon quills make fantastic hot chocolate and mulled wine.