Ceylon cinnamon is very delicate in its taste, less bitter and has a taste and flavor which is mildly sweet and savory with a citrus note. This is a very versatile spice that can go into foods, beverages, alcoholic cocktails and juices whether they are hot or cold and whether they are sweet or savory. Any food or drink with cinnamon tastes better and enhances the fragrance.
Ceylon cinnamon was used by Sri Lankans from the historical periods to provide vitality and good health. In the olden days, Arab merchants took Ceylon cinnamon all around the world and Romans and other Europeans used this from biblical periods. After the Arabs, the Portuguese and the Dutch fought many wars to get the cinnamon trade from Sri Lanka under their control and they took this spice well beyond Europe into Mexico and central America.
Ceylon Cinnamon vs Cassia Cinnamon
Not the real
Cinnamom zeylanicam Blume
Or Cinnamom verum
Reddish dark brown
Several layers of fold like a cigar
One inward fold with an empty cavity
Soft and fragile. Easy to break
Hard and rough. Difficult to
Flavour & Aroma
Sweet flavour. Soft aroma
Pungent & zesty flavor. Strong aroma
0.004% of Coumarin
5% of Coumarin
Causes liver damage by
China, India, Vietnam,
Expensive. Used in the EU, Western Asia, Oceania
Low priced. Used in Canada
Comparatively costlier than cassia due to its higher quality, safety and health benifits.
Cheaper alternative to TRUE