Organic Ceylon (true) Cinnamon Powder is the highest grade.
Organic Ceylon (True) Cinnamon powder or cinnamomum zeylanicum is a very special spice with a rich, sweet taste that transports you to foreign places. 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.
Ceylon cinnamon (or true cinnamon) is a purer form which has more potent properties including a very high cinnamaldehyde content. To obtain this precious powder, the inner bark is gently dried with warm air and then ground down. This rich brown powder has a characteristic aromatic taste and comes all the way from Sri Lanka where the cinnamon tree grows.
If you fancy trying a new recipe with your cinnamon then have a go at this delicious Spiced Pumpkin Latte. When you are making a slow cook recipe you could try our organic ceylon cinnamon sticks.
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 for its numerous health benefits, 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.
For gluten and dairy free cinnamon biscuits just follow this recipe and add 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.
The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Ceylon (true) Cinnamon Powder
Cinnamon powder is high in Vitamin K, Calcium, Iron and Manganese. It is 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.
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.
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.
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*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g
*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g
For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight. Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.