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Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks

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About: Ceylon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verumcomes from a plant called 'Cinnamomum Zeylanicum blume' which is indigenous to Sri Lanka. The old botanical synonym for the tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, is derived from Sri Lanka's former name, Ceylon. Sri Lanka still produces 80–90% of the world's supply of Cinnamomum verum. Our organic Ceylon Cinnamon sticks or quills are obtained from the inner bark of Ceylon Cinnamon (True Cinnamon) tree. Ceylon Cinnamon is the expensive, rare, safe and recommended variety over all other varieties of Cinnamon including Cassia, Korintje and Saigon. Ceylon Cinnamon sticks are soft, rolled like a cigar with multiple thin strips of cinnamon bark while the much harder cassia has a single scroll-like curl. Ceylon Cinnamon has a tan color compared to the dark red-brown of cassia CinnamonThe Cinnamon sticks should also have minimal foxing, which is a term used to describe reddish-brown warps caused by dampness. The more foxing there is, the lower the quality of the Cinnamon. Each grade of Cinnamon has certain foxing specifications. The Cinnamon sticks we offer are the 'C4 Grade' Ceylon Cinnamon sticks, which is considered one of the best in the market. Our premium quality Ceylon Cinnamon sticks adds just the right amount of texture,  sophistication and depth of flavor to any recipe. A recipe that uses Ceylon Cinnamon never tastes like cinnamon. Its subtle and mild taste with citrus hints makes it the perfect blender which brings together all the other ingredients whether it is spices or herbs to create an incredible taste sensation. 

Name Maximum allowed
diameter
in mm
Whole sticks
(1050 mm) per kg
Maximum Foxing % Allowed
Alba Grade 6 45 0
C5 Extra
Special
8 33 19
C5 Special 10 30 10
C5 12 27 15
C4 16 22 15
C3 18 20 20
M5 Special 16 22 60
M5 18 20 60
M4 21 15 60
H1 23 11 25
H2 25 9 40
H3 38 7 60
 
Source - Sri Lanka Spice Council SLS-81 Standard

Benefits: Apart from its flavor and exotic aroma, Ceylon Cinnamon offers many health benefits. The oils found in Ceylon cinnamon are thought to reduce spasms, reduce gas (flatulence), stimulate the appetite, and fight bacteria and fungi. Ceylon Cinnamon might also decrease blood pressure and blood lipids. Ceylon cinnamon chemicals might work like insulin to lower blood sugar. Ceylon Cinnamon has been shown to reduce some of the bad effects of eating high-fat foods. This may help promote weight loss. Its effect on blood glucose levels can also help in losing weight.

Suggested Use: 
  1. Cooking - In Sri Lanka, adding a stick or two of Ceylon Cinnamon sticks in curries is the norm. Ceylon Cinnamon when mixed with curries or rice gives a wonderful savory taste. Ceylon Cinnamon sticks can also be grounded to make Ceylon Cinnamon Powder, which could be used to add into curries or flavor rice or custards.

  2. Milk - Use cinnamon sticks to flavor milk. Cinnamon mixed in warm milk can be used as a natural pain killer due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

  3. Coffee and Tea - Brew a pot of coffee / tea by adding pieces of cinnamon sticks along with ground coffee to the coffee maker or tea pot. You can also add cinnamon sticks to cocoa for added flavor. 

  4. Cinnamon sugar - Add flavor to sugar by placing cinnamon sticks in it. You can make cinnamon-flavored sugar by adding 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks to a pound of sugar and storing it for two weeks in a glass jar. 

  5. Anti-fungal treatment - Boil a few Ceylon Cinnamon sticks and soak your feet in it to get rid of this pesky Fungal infection. Ceylon Cinnamon is crumbly and easy to break into smaller pieces so you can extract the maximum cinnamon effect. Ceylon Cinnamon can also be ground and used in oral care.

  6. Vegetarian and Vegan dishes - Ceylon Cinnamon imparts a unique savory taste when mixed with certain spices. Sri Lanka an island with an abundant source of vegetables has mastered the art of mixing Ceylon Cinnamon in many of their vegetable dishes. Because meat was and still very expensive, they have made the their vegetable dishes into one of the tastiest in the world. Creating a fusion of tastes that is truly remarkable and unmatched by any other country in the world for its complexity and diversity.

 

Ingredients: Organic Alba Grade Ceylon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) sticks (3 inch cut).

 

Ceylon Cinnamon is a native plant of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Cinnamon is very different to Cassia Cinnamon and far healthier, primarily because it has low Coumarin levels. Unlike the ubiquitous Cassia Cinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon does not damage the liver. Ceylon Cinnamon is often called true Cinnamon due to it's sophisticated aroma and ability to impart impeccable taste to many recipes. It requires extremely skilled craftsmanship to extract Ceylon Cinnamon, but the end result is something appreciated for the taste as well as health benefits. Ceylon Cinnamon comes in many forms. Traditional Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks which are also known as Cinnamon quills are grounded to  produce Ceylon Cinnamon Powder or ground Cinnamon. Ceylon Cinnamon capsules when taken as a Herbal supplement provide the benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon powder in a convenient capsule form. The Ceylon Cinnamon sticks which are broken into small pieces called quillings or chips are steam distilled into Ceylon Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil. It is an anti-bacterial powerhouse and one of the most exotic scents in the World. The leaves of the Ceylon Cinnamon tree are steam distilled into Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil. Our high grown Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Tea made with BOPF Ceylon Black Tea and Ceylon Cinnamon Chips is one of the best herbal tea blends Sri Lanka has to offer. Our certified organic Ceylon Cinnamon is grown and harvested from the organic forest gardens of Sri Lanka.

 


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