Ceylon Cinnamon is also known as True Cinnamon, Canela, Sri Lankan Cinnamon, real Cinnamon, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Cinnamomum Verum. and Mexican Cinnamon. Unlike regular Cassia Cinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon sticks are soft, rolled like a cigar with multiple thin strips of cinnamon bark and flake easily for grinding into fine powder or to add into curries or flavor rice or custards.
The sticks are made from the inner bark of the Cinnamon tree by skilled tradesman via a special hand crafted process. The specialized knowledge for this work is extremely limited even in its native Sri Lanka but the end result is the finest Cinnamon in the World.
Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks are crumbly, mild, yet slightly sweeter with hints of cloves and Citrus and not hard like the Cassia Cinnamon. If you want a hard Cinnamon stick then you should buy Cassia Cinnamon, which has high levels of Coumarin. If however you want the sweeter, smoother and easy to grind (won't break the blender) Cinnamon for fine desserts, then choose high quality Ceylon Cinnamon.
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|Parameter||Sri Lanka Export Standard Requirements||Test Results of our Ceylon Cinnamon|
|Moisture Content, % by mass (Max)||15.0||9.4|
|Total Ash, % by mass, on dry basis (Max)||5.0||2.4|
|Acid-insoluable, % by mass, on dry basis (Max)||1.0||0.1|
|Volatile Oils, ml/100g, on dry basis (Min)||1.0||3.5|
As you can see our Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks far exceed Export Quality standards. The high volatile Oil content is a primary indicator of quality while the moisture is outstanding. The original report is available on request via e-mail.