Matale, Sri Lanka
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What is the difference between cassia and ceylon cinnamon?
Ceylon has a sweet, floral, citrusy and delicate aroma compared to the pungent and spicy cassia cinnamon. Cassia also has much higher quantities of coumarin which is a natural plant chemical that can act as a blood thinner and should be ingested in moderation.
Why is ceylon cinnamon so expensive?
Farmers must wait 4 years after a tree has been planted to harvest and even the most skilled harvesters can only make a few pounds of quills a day. This is a delicate process as the thinnest pieces of inner bark are the most prized and they must be kept in whole slabs. As they dry in the sun they curl into the quills we know of as cinnamon.
Is ceylon cinnamon anti inflammatory?
Yes, this spice contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial benefits making this one of the healthiest spices out there.