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Ceylon Cinnamon Vs Cassia

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Cennamomum zeylanicum blume’ the plant which is indigenous to Sri Lanka produces the True Ceylon Cinnamon which is proved by it’s own name. Ceylon Cinnamon cannot originate from elsewhere in the world and has a higher demand because of that factor. So, true to its name, this small island has an authentic variety of Ceylon Spices which is well renown in the globe. Among those Spices Ceylon Cinnamon plays the major role and has some superior features which uplifts its value among other Spices and other substitutes like Cassia (Chinese Cinnamon) which competes and misleads people with Cinnamon. Moreover Ceylon Cinnamon is much less majorly found than Cassia Cinnamon in the context of the global market. It’s beyond dispute, however, that there’re discernible differences between the two. Let us explore the significant dissimilarities as our topic at the top.

First let’s focus the Visible Characteristics between Ceylon Cinnamon & Cassia Cinnamon.
- When it comes to colour Ceylon Cinnamon has a tan brown whereas Cassia Cinnamon has a reddish dark brown.
- And the texture of Ceylon Cinnamon is thin, feels like a paper and forms multiple layers when rolled after drying. But Cassia Cinnamon has a rougher thick bark which forms few layers when rolled up or has a visible empty cavity.
- Also Cassia Cinnamon is bit tougher to grind than Ceylon Cinnamon because of the difference of the fragility between them.

Now to the Flavour and the Taste.
- The authentic taste in Ceylon Cinnamon is delicate and sweet with a pleasant aroma when eating or using as a flavouring agent. In contrast, Cassia Cinnamon has same kind of aroma but the pungency and Spicy flovour is little bit higher than Ceylon Cinnamon.

Why Choose Ceylon Cinnamon over Cassia Cinnamon?
- “Coumarin” the main chemical compound in Cinnamon plays the major role when it comes to health benefits as well as to side effects. Consuming Coumarin over a long period of time can cause some serious health problems and a prior negative impact to the kidneys and liver. So that the amount of Coumarin containing in Cassia Cinnamon is significantly higher than Ceylon Cinnamon.
- It is also believed that Ceylon Cinnamon could help lower the blood sugar level a little and gives a good support to diabetic patients to stop their medications.

How about the Price?
- Because of the above factors we can deduce that Ceylon Cinnamon has a superior quality and an authentic value which increases it’s demand among the people across the globe than Cassia Cinnamon. Hence Ceylon Cinnamon is 10 times or more expensive than Cassia Cinnamon.

That shows how Ceylon Cinnamon ranked as one of the best selling spice in the world over the years and the little island called Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is the only country which produces True Ceylon Cinnamon to the World Market. Because of that significant differences between Ceylon Cinnamon and Cassia Cinnamon, Both Ceylon Cinnamon buyers and consumers should seriously consider the above mention factors to differentiate the True Ceylon Cinnamon than Cassia Cinnamon.



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