Our H1 Grade Ceylon Cinnamon/Dalchini
Cinnamon produced in Sri Lanka, erstwhile Ceylon and southern regions of India is the only “True” Cinnamon, scientifically and historically speaking. It is produced from the dried inner bark of the “Cinnamomum verum” plant. “True” Cinnamon is light/tan brown in color and has a woody aroma and a mild and sweet flavor. It is a premium quality spice that is extremely safe to use due to its low coumarin content, unlike its low-quality substitute – Cassia. It is one of the earliest known spices and several historical texts mention their use in Egyptian funerals and there are several mentions of it in the Holy Bible.
CEYLON ORIGIN: Our Cinnamon is sourced exclusively from Sri Lanka, erstwhile Ceylon. It is “True” Ceylon Cinnamon rolls or quills produced by the “Cinnamomum verum” trees. It is processed and packed in our hygienic processing facility to retain their natural freshness, aroma and nutrients.
100% NATURAL & PESTICIDE FREE: Our Cinnamon is sourced from farms that do not use of any chemicals, pesticides or insecticides.
WHOLESOME & PURE: Dalchini is a commonly used baking spice as it incorporates well with cakes, cookies, and desserts. It is also regularly paired with apples and other fruit-based dishes to add depth to the dishes.
HEALTHY & NUTRITIOUS FOOD: Cinnamon is known to have several medicinal properties. It has been known to increases sensitivity to insulin and reduces insulin resistance, decreases blood sugar, thereby aiding in the management of diabetes. Regular consumption reduces cholesterol levels which reduces the risk of heart disease. It may also have beneficial effects on neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Health Benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon
HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Cinnamon is loaded with highly potent polyphenol anti-oxidants which protects the body from free radical damage
Cinnamaldehyde, an active component of Cinnamon, helps fight various bacterial and fungal infections
Cinnamon has been shown to reduce fasting blood glucose levels.
PROMOTES HEART HEALTH
Regular consumption of Cinnamon reduces cholesterol levels which reduces the risk of heart disease.
Uses of Cinnamon/Dalchini
True Ceylon Cinnamon is probably the most used baking spice as it adds a unique flavor to cakes, cookies, and desserts. It is regularly paired with apples and other fruit-based dishes to add depth to dishes. It is added to popular beverages such as tea, coffee and cocktails in order to create a more vibrant flavor. It is regularly used in savory dishes such as preparations of lamb and sweet chicken to lend a tinge of sweetness in combination with the meaty flavor.
Interestingly, cinnamon was one of the earliest known spices in the history of the world as historical texts mention their use in Egyptian funerals as well as several mentions of it in the Holy Bible. It is suitable for production in various climate conditions. Ideally, it is best grown in areas with a hot and humid climate with well-drained soil types. Buy Cinnamon online from Thottam Farm Fresh to taste the difference!
Dalchini has several medicinal properties. It aids in weight loss by controlling insulin levels and decreases blood sugar thus boosting metabolism. For the same reasons, doctors also prescribe it to individuals suffering from type 2 diabetes. It is also beneficial to individuals suffering from neurodegenerative diseases as it contains compounds which stunt the buildup of a protein called tau in the brain, which is an indicator of Alzheimer’s disease. Buy dalchini online from Thottam Farm Fresh today!
Cinnamon is known as Karuvapatta in Malayalam, Dalchini in Hindi, Ilavangam in Tamil, Zimt in German, Qarfah in Arabic, Kurundu in Sinhala, Cannelle in French, Dalchinni in Kannada and Kanela in Greek.
What is the difference between Ceylon cinnamon and regular cinnamon?
Cassia cinnamon (‘the regular cinnamon’) is dark brown-red colored thicker sticks and has a rougher texture than Ceylon cinnamon (‘true cinnamon’). Ceylon cinnamon seems to have many tight sticks with soft layers that are tan-brown colored. Ceylon cinnamon has a delicate and mildly sweet flavor while Cassia has a very strong, spicy flavor.
Which type of cinnamon is healthiest?
Ceylon cinnamon is the tastiest and healthiest. It has a lot of health-promoting properties of cinnamon with none of the toxic properties.