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The lowdown on true cinnamon

Did you know that  all cinnamon is not created equal? Chances are that most cinnamon sold in the US is cassia and not true Ceylon cinnamon. There's something you should know about cassia: It contains very high levels of coumarin, which is a toxin and potential carcinogen, which, if consumed in large amounts, could lead to liver damage. Contrarily, Ceylon cinnamon contains none or very little coumarin.As you have probably figured out, true cinnamon is native to Ceylon (formerly Sri Lanka). It's often used as a flavoring, embalming agent, preservative, and for medicinal properties. In contrast to its cousin cassia,...