Why We Switched From Cassia to Ceylon Cinnamon

Why We Switched From Cassia to Ceylon Cinnamon

We're excited to share some exciting product improvements we have in store for you!

One of the major upgrades includes switching from cassia to organic certified Ceylon cinnamon for our 'Honey with Cinnamon’. This decision was prompted by a customer inquiry about the safety of consuming honey with cinnamon daily, especially for those with diabetes.

Here at H&G, we prioritize not just deliciousness, but also your well-being. So, we took a deep dive into the world of cinnamon and discovered a clear winner – Ceylon cinnamon!

In order to guarantee both safety for you, our consumer, we’re infusing our honey with organic certified Ceylon cinnamon from Sri Lanka. This upgrade ensures safer consumption for regular use and enhanced health benefits due to its lower coumarin content and its attributed to lower cinnamaldehyde levels.


Differences between Cassia and Ceylon Cinnamon

Cinnamon, the delightful spice that adds a warm, inviting touch to countless dishes, comes in two main varieties: Cassia and Ceylon. While both offer a unique flavor profile, there are significant differences that impact taste and, more importantly, health. Let's break down these two types of cinnamon to understand why Ceylon reigns supreme in our honey.

Cassia Cinnamon

Also known as: Chinese cinnamon

Flavor Profile: Cassia boasts a bold, intense flavor that can be quite sharp.

Origin: This variety is native to China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

Health Considerations: Cassia contains higher levels of coumarin, a compound that can cause health problems like liver damage if consumed in large amounts over a long period. This is particularly concerning for individuals with pre-existing liver conditions or those taking medications that affect the liver.

Cost and Availability: Cassia is the most common type of cinnamon found in grocery stores and is generally quite affordable.


Ceylon Cinnamon

Also known as: True cinnamon

Flavor Profile: Ceylon cinnamon offers a more delicate and sweet aroma compared to cassia. Its flavor is more subtle and complements the sweetness of honey beautifully.

Origin: This prized variety is native to Sri Lanka, where it's been revered for centuries.

Health Advantages: Ceylon cinnamon is the clear winner when it comes to safety. It contains significantly lower levels of coumarin, making it ideal for regular consumption. Additionally, Ceylon cinnamon is packed with antioxidants and boasts potential health benefits like blood sugar regulation, improved heart health, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cost and Availability: Ceylon cinnamon is priced higher than Cassia due to its rarity. However, a little goes a long way. You'll often need less Ceylon cinnamon to achieve the desired flavor compared to cassia. Additionally, while Ceylon might not be as readily available in all grocery stores, it's easily found online and in specialty stores.

Quality and Certification: We are proud to use organic certified Ceylon cinnamon. This ensures the highest quality and purity, free from harmful chemicals and pesticides.

Why Ceylon Makes H&G Honey with Cinnamon Even Better

By switching to Ceylon cinnamon, we're not just prioritizing safety, we're also elevating the taste of our Honey with Cinnamon. The delicate sweetness of Ceylon complements the natural sweetness of honey perfectly, creating a truly harmonious flavor experience.

We believe in offering natural products that not only tantalize your taste buds but also contribute to your well-being. Our commitment to using organic certified Ceylon cinnamon is a testament to this philosophy.

So, drizzle our upgraded honey with cinnamon on your toast, add a spoonful to your yogurt, or create a delightful marinade for your next culinary adventure – all with the confidence that you're indulging in a healthy and delicious treat.


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