About Ceylon Cinnamon
Ceylon cinnamon, which is commonly known as “True Cinnamon” is the finest in the world. Its unique aroma, quality, colour and flavour has been the reason for its reputation as the best. Derived from a plant indigenous to Sri Lanka, Cinnamon Zeylancium is one of the quality spices produced in the country. Due to Its uniqueness and scarcity has made it difficult to find and more expensive.
By winning the hearts and minds of people the world over, Sri Lanka has become the largest producer and exporter of cinnamon in the world, which accounts for 90% of the global market share.
History of Ceylon cinnamon
The history of cinnamon runs back to thousands of years which found its way from Ceylon (Presently known as Sri Lanka) to Alessandria, Italy via “Cinnamon route”. Once considered more precious than gold and silver, cinnamon has been used as gifts for kings, queens, and other royalty. From medicine to cooking to fragrance manufacturing, cinnamon has been used for a variety of purposes for many generations.
Uses of cinnamon
Many uses of cinnamon come down to us from ancient times. Cinnamon sticks can be used in cooking, while cinnamon essence is used in baking. It can also be used for tea, added to curries, making face or foot washes, and more.
Why Ceylon Cinnamon?
There are hundreds of varieties of cinnamon which can be found in the world. However, Ceylon cinnamon is the highest grade and the healthiest of them because it contains lower coumarin than other varieties available on the market.