True Cinnamon True Ceylon Cinnamon (a.k.a Canela and Cinnamomum Verum (true)) is the dried bark removed from the plant Cinnamomum zeylanicum. True Cinnamon is native to Ceylon and has grown in our spice gardens since the early 15th century, a true HEIRLOOM! Carefully handpicked shavings of the evergreen cinnamon tree bark, are allowed to sun-dry and hand-rolled, curling into layers of fragrant Ceylon Cinnamon quills, that are packed into each HEIRLOOM Organic True Ceylon Cinnamon quills/ sticks pack.
Uses Brew into a tea, steep in soup, stew, stock and curries. Crush cinnamon quills/ sticks with coconut sugar (store airtight after mixing) and sprinkle on baked goods, fruits, waffles, pancakes, hot beverages, cereal, yogurt, or even ice cream! Blend into smoothies and cocktails. Soak overnight oats with crushed cinnamon quills/ sticks, healthy seeds, and nuts.
Flavor Ceylon cinnamon is subtle, floral and delicate unlike its lesser , more woody-flavored substitute Cassia. Depending on the harvest and season every batch of Ceylon Cinnamon can vary in color and to a minor degree in taste as it is a natural cottage-industry product that does not use any chemical refining, additives, or preservatives to standardize product like with large-scale commercially grown and heavily processed spices
Ingredient 100% bark from Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Storage Keep airtight in the pantry, away from sunlight and damp. Its potency and flavor remain strong as long as it is stored airtight. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, Ceylon Cinnamon remains safe to use for even longer periods as long as it is stored with minimal exposure to light, air, and moisture. This is why HEIRLOOM Ceylon Cinnamon is packed at the origin, in the very region it is harvested from. This seals the freshness and reduces exposure from day one until the pack is opened by you.
Our promise There is nothing else. No refining or coloring. 100% zero-waste, no bi-products. This product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.
Ceylon cinnamon has many health benefits :
- Rich in antioxidants ( highest antioxidant potential in a range of spices)
- Reduces insulin resistance by mimicking insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
- Improves glucose intolerance and has anti-inflammatory potential.
- Can enhance natural protection degenerative neural disorders
- Good for the gut and improves overall digestive health
Read more research-based information, here.
When taking Cinnamon for therapeutic purposes, make sure to buy authentic Ceylon Cinnamon. The cheaper alternative Cassia has higher levels of Coumarine which when consumed frequently can affect negatively impact certain organs in the body due o its blood-thinning properties. So ensure you only use a reliable brand of Ceylon Cinnamon if you are using cinnamon for its therapeutic benefits. Read more about the differences.
100+ years of expertise Our Ceylon Cinnamon sales supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rainforest regions of Sri Lanka. Ceylon cinnamon bark is harvested by traditional methods handed down to generations of cinnamon-crafting families. It is an intricate art; harvesting and tightly rolling the cinnamon bark to enhance and retain its natural flavor. This traditional production allows village populations to utilize their age-old knowledge and expertise to survive in this modernized and mechanized world of manufacture by producing this 100% natural unrefined product. Backed by generations of expertise of the harvesters, and packed in a certified ISO and Organic processing mill, this product plays a vital role in the employment, welfare, and wellbeing of the rural village community. The children of our workforce are provided with school books and stationery for the entire school year. The mill also organizes religious and cultural events to inculcate a sense of belonging to a bigger cause, bringing a sense of pride and community to the villagers who are using age-old knowledge, treading lightly, and making a living for their families, sustainably. See the intricate art of Ceylon Cinnamon making
Price for quality Our products are not mass-produced in vast industrialised factories. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Specifically, batch-crafted for New Zealand, Kokonati & Heirloom products are made with multigenerational expertise and knowledge to be the best quality they can be and so easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.
Loyalty Just as we are fiercely loyal to the millers and families we work with, we also want to reward you, for your loyalty. So every time you purchase an Heirloom product you also collect rewards points that can be redeemed for a discount at checkout. Remember to sign up for the reward points (the tab on the far mid-right edge of this screen).
Packaging and recycling 20g-30g bag in box, 500g, 1kg bags. Dispose of the soft plastic bag in the supermarket collection bin. The card box can be disposed of in your recycling bin. The reason we use a clear bag for spices is so you can see the product in the clear window in the front of the box before you buy. The box protects the product by reducing exposure to light thereby protecting the potency of the spice.
Advice when spices are used as a supplement: Most of these ancient spices have flavored our foods for centuries and are safe to consume regularly when used as a spice; a small proportion of ingredient when making foods. It would be very hard to overdose on a spice when it is a minute part of a food recipe. With recent research and articles highlighting the medicinal properties and health attributes of these spices, rather than just consuming it straight away as a supplement, it is always advisable to consult a nutritionist or doctor, if using this product as an ongoing treatment for a health issue. A health care provider may recommend a specific dosage depending on a person’s age, weight, and medical condition.