THERE'S ONLY ONE TYPE OF CINNAMON. AND CASSIA IS NOT CINNAMON.
If you live in Europe or North America, you probably know this spice under the name cinnamon. But that's not right. It's a pretty common mistake because cassia has been sold under the name cinnamon since the begining of time. You can even find it under these different names. There's a good chance that you never seen it before. And that's because you don't find it easily in the supermarkets or in grocery stores. Most of the cinnamon that you're gonna find in your supermarket is gonna be cassia. Latin America actually is the biggest consumer of cinnamon. Mexico loves it so much that it's importing half of the world's production. Scientific name of Ceylon Cinnamon is Cinnamon Zeylanicum.
But where does cinnamon come from? Well, Sri Lanka is the king of Cinnamon. It's in this unique terroir that cinnamon trees were originally cultivated. If cinnamon is usually more expensive, it's because of the long complex harvesting and drying process.
IT'S A LONG AND COMPLEX PROCESS TO PRODUCE CINNAMON
The first thing we do is, harvest three year old cinnamon trees. And then the young shoots every year after that. The bark is then scraped rubbed vigorously which loosens it. It's then peeled away with a special knife. The cinnamon will be layered one on top of the other on a fine metal rod to form a very long stick. And the last step is to let it dry and curl in the open air. As mentioned before, it's a long and complex process to produce cinnamon. There are even different qualities of cinnamon sticks. If you see a zero grade it comes from the thickest part of the base. This flavour is gonna be sweet and woody. And higher the root is in the tree, the thinner becomes. The finest bark gives five zeros Grade (00000). And those young roots have the most indelicate and sweetest flavour. Like a neurochemical.
Ceylon cinnamon is considered real cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is known as a powerful antioxident. It contains an oxygen radical absorbance capacity rating of 6500 per teaspoon. Pomegranate and blueberry absorb below 6000.
REASON WHY YOU DON'T WANT TO USE CASSIA
Above mentioned rating simply measures the ability to disarm free radicals. Cinnamon can help balance blood sugar. Regulate metabolism. Lower bad cholesterol and even supply arthritis relief. Ceylon cinnamon has more theraputic value than others. You can use cinnamon to flavour smoothies sprinkle on oatmeal and mix them into sweet potatoes.
Reason why you don't want to use cassia is because cassia contains something called coumarin. and high doses of coumarin can be known to cause liver damage. Ceylon Cinnamon has ultra low coumarin levels. It does not damage your liver like Cassia. Cassia is fine in small doses. But if you're gonna be taking it kind of theraputically you're gonna want to try to find Ceylon cinnamon. Now that you know what kind of cinnamon to buy. And actually we just described that there is only one type of cinnamon and that's Ceylon Cinnamon. Cassia is something else which actually is not cinnamon. Following we are about to describe some of the benefits that you get through the consumption of Ceylon Cinnamon.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF USING CEYLON CINNAMON
Cinnamon is amazing for diabetics. It's so good at regulating blood sugar levels. It's been shown to cure some people's diabetes. So if you struggle with something like that, we highly suggest you look into Ceylon cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is also performs amazingly well at weight lost. There's another well known recipe which is an extension of the above mentioned cinnamon and honey recipe. Mix a tablespoon of honey a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of tumeric. Mix that all in warm water and drink that in every morning. Wide range of people have noticed a good amount of weight lost by doing that. And people have also noticed having lot more energy drinking that in the morning instead of coffee. You can also add it to your food. That mixture is antimicrobial its antibacterial. It improves the colon health. It's really good to boost brain function. It can really help protect the body against cardiovascular disease. It helps ward off candida and yeast infection and its supposed to be really really good for irritable bowel syndrome. It's supposed to drastically reduce the uncomfortable feelings that come along with IBS. It's also supposed to be really really good for people that are nauseous that have an upset stomach.
PRESERVES FOOD. PREVENT TOOTH DECAY. AMAZING FOR DIABETICS
So if you have the flu or if you're just not feeling good maybe you're little bit hungover. It's said to be a cancer preventer. Helps to work as a food preservative also. It's been known to keep you more alert and that kind of goes into the brain function. It helps prevent tooth decay. It helps fight gum disease. It's great to mix with honey if you have a sore throat or cough. It can be used as an insect repellent. And also a bug bite topical treatment. Some important nutrients that it holds would be manganese. It has iron. It also has calcium. All of these things that used to be around is theraputical and medicinal things kind of got the back burner once pharmaceutical companies and western medicine. You gotta go back to your roots. Go back to mother nature. She knows what we need. Look into cinnamon makes sure like we said before its Ceylon cinnamon. Highly recommend you to check this thing out if you're diabetic. Obviously consult with your physician. You might also want to go see a ayurvedic doctor.
TAKE A TOUR IN A CINNAMON LAND WHEN YOU TRAVEL SRI LANKA
Take a tour in a cinnamon land when you travel Sri Lanka. Stroll through the manor including the nursery. Figure out how to plant, support and collect the plants. Perceive how to package the clears out. Experimentation with the basic cultivating pawn : keththa and mamoty. Watch the workers scrape the prohibitionist outer bark, hang-up and peel the moist inner bark and press perfective quills. See and flavour the dick : scraper, brass pole, peeling knife, scissors and measuring control stick. Have a go yourself. It's a lot harder than it looks. Smell the finished quills drying in the ceiling breeze. If it's a food market solar day, watch the big, wrapped packet being prepared and weighed. See the raspberry life on a cinnamon (large farm with crops): water birds in the paddy force field, jungle birds and peacocks (in big amounts), a bird of Paradise if you're lucky. See how the fruits grow: Mangifera indica, papaya, sweet orange, lime, Nephelium lappaceum, pomegranate, special K ness fruit/nighttime green, Anacardium occidentale, bread fruit and jak. Discover how to tap a rubber tree. Sports meeting some of the people looking after the (large farm with crops). view changes Learn how to distil extremely important fossil oil from cinnamon leave of absence and bark: rolling out and freight the package, firing the kettleful, tamping the leaves into the still, cooling in the rainwater tank and separating the oil. Feeling and smell the warm oil. Discover the arcanum of the magic barrel and the surprising welfare of Sri Lanka cinnamon leaf oil. It's an eco-friendly and perfectly (able to run and survive by itself) process, with every part of the plant used or recycled.