Cinnamon is mainly divided into two categories. Ceylon Cinnamon and Cassia Cinnamon. Cassia Cinnamon is easily confused with True Ceylon Cinnamon if you don’t know the difference between the two. Cassia Cinnamon is a cheaper substitute for Ceylon Cinnamon. Although similar in certain aspects these two distant relatives are from two entirely different species with significant differences in appearance, physical and chemical properties.
Cassia Cinnamon also known as Cinnamomum Cassia is an aromatic bark, similar to True Ceylon Cinnamon, but differing in Coumarin levels, strength, physical and chemical properties. Cassia bark is darker, thicker and coarser, and the corky outer bark is often left on. The outer surface is rough and grayish brown, the inside bark is smoother and reddish-brown. The Cassia Cinnamon mainly originates from China, Indonesia, and Vietnam and is popular because of its low cost. Cassia Cinnamon is simply a thick single layer of bark naturally curled into a stick. Thereby, it is relatively inexpensive as it does not require the care of processing needed for Ceylon cinnamon. Cassia Cinnamon has an over powering taste and aroma and contains high levels of Coumarin!
Cinnamon extracted from natural varieties and that is thought to help fight against HIV-1, the most common strain of the HIV virus in humans
Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols.
Cinnamon has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Cinnamon has been widely studied for its potential use in cancer prevention and treatment.
It helps your body fight infections and repair tissue damage.
Cinnamon oil has been shown to effectively treat respiratory tract infections caused by fungi.
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