Ceylon Cinnamon vs Cassia Cinnamon

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There are two kinds of Cinnamon – Cassia and Ceylon.

Cinnamon is one of the healthiest kind of spice that is known for having many health benefits, but not all types have the same benefits. The Cassia is known to be as the cinnamon which is “fake,” and Ceylon is known to be as the cinnamon which is “true.”

The majority type of cinnamon which is distributed all over different supermarkets in the United States is the “fake” cinnamon.

Benefits of Ceylon (a.k.a. True) Cinnamon

Cinnamon has three powerful elements, (1) cinnamyl alcohol, (2) cinnamaldehyde, (3) cinnamyl acetate. These three elements are antifungal & antibacterial agents. These are just some of the various benefits that true cinnamon can offer.

  • It has an anti-clotting ability which is one of the most important benefit for good health. The cinnamaldehyde element helps stop your blood platelets from unwanted clumping.
  • It can help regulate blood sugar and help with blood sugar issues (diabetes.)
  • It can help stop bacteria growth and as well as fungus.

About Cassia (Fake) Cinnamon

Cassia cinnamon is not as sweet as the Ceylon. Cassia contains a lot of coumarin which can actually be harmful for your body when taken in high amounts. This toxic compound can cause damage to various parts of the body (liver, kidney, lungs.)


Although Ceylon (True) Cinnamon can be hard to find and is more expensive compared to Cassia (Fake) Cinnamon, you can still avail of its various health benefits through taking in Natural Ceylon Cinnamon Supplements.

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