Ground Ceylon Cinnamon
Ceylon cinnamon compared to Indonesian cinnamon is lighter in color, has thinner layers folded inside, and contains much lower percentages of coumarin. For this reason, it has a milder taste.
A well-known spice from biblical times, Ceylon cinnamon was one of the ingredients in Moses’ sacred ointment. Later the traders seem to have kept its origins as a secret in order to monopolize it. It was considered as a premium spice and the seafarers of the time were always looking for it.
Studies have presented that among its positive properties for health, it is a high source of antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps protect heart health and fights diabetes.
In cooking it is one of the most common spices, suitable for spicy foods and sweet dishes. It gives flavor to grilled meats, to cooked dishes, as well as to many spoon sweets or desserts baked in the oven. Also, wines, hot or even refreshing drinks, could be flavored with cinnamon.