Many people do not know that there are 2 types of cinnamon – Ceylon cinnamon and cassia (Saigon) cinnamon. The real cinnamon can only bring you good and numerous health benefits, while the other can damage your liver and cause unwanted health problems.
What’s the Difference?
True cinnamon and the other, cheaper to produce varieties of cinnamon actually come from a completely different species of tree and countries. True cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar and Brazil, while the cheaper variant is found in China, Indonesia or Vietnam.
Also,another difference is in appearance and flavor. The cinnamon sold at stores has a dark brown color and spicy taste, while true cinnamon is brighter and sweeter in flavor.