cinnamon

 cinnamon

 

 

 


Cinnamon was one of the initially exchanged spices of the old world. Ceylon Cinnamon is an ever green tree. This is a plant indigenous to Sri Lanka. Cinnamon produced in Sri Lanka has gained a  long standing fame in the global spice market because of its unique kind, quality, shading, flavor and fragrance.
The exceptional system of handling and processing cinnamon is one of the reasons why Ceylon cinnamon has gained so much popularity among the cinnamon lovers all over the world. There are some families in Sri Lanka who had been in the cinnamon business for centuries. And their know-how had been handed down from one generation to the next. According to some, Cinnamon is the most essential and significant spice found in Sri Lanka. Prior to the appearance of present day food preserving methods, Europeans have utilized Cinnamon with Pepper to preserve meat. Some add cinnamon into tea because of its  smell & flavor. Cinnamon is used in certain pharmaceutical products as well. In addition cinnamon is used when making perfumes, cosmetic products and in incense sticks.

Ceylon Cinnamon  and Cassia were the most exchanged spices of the old world. 'Ceylon Cinnamon' is known as "sweet cinnamon" and "genuine cinnamon" which is more popular and sweeter than Cassia. 


 
cinnamon or cassia

Cassia is a plant very much like cinnamon. Cassia is mainly from countries like, China, Indonesia and India. This was a good substitute for cinnamon when the price of cinnamon in the spice market went up. Still some mistake cassia for cinnamon because the taste and the smell of cassia is very much like that of cinnamon. But there is a way to distinguish between cassia and cinnamon. That is from the smell and the the taste of  the spice. Cassia has a very strong smell and cinnamon a very pleasant smell. Cassia also has a strong taste whereas cinnamon has a sweet smell. These are the two ways you can distinguish between cinnamon and cassia.