What is Saigon cinnamon? This is a very common question that we receive from both our readers and customers. Usually, you may hear quite a lot about Cassia or Ceylon cinnamon, or sometimes Vietnamese cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon, but Saigon cinnamon? That sounds strange! So in this article, we’ll find the answer and interesting facts about this amazing spice. Let’s go
“I’ve heard some friends talking about Saigon cinnamon’s benefits. But I don’t know what exactly it is. What is Saigon cinnamon? Is it a type of cinnamon?”
Cinnamon in general and Saigon cinnamon, in particular, are common and essential spices in our daily life. They appear in every corner of the world, in our kitchens, restaurants, and traditional markets. They are used for making delicious cakes, tasty dishes, warm and aromatic cups of tea… However, many people are still confused: What is Saigon cinnamon? So in this article, we’ll give you the clearest answer to the question “What is Saigon cinnamon?”, as well as other common questions relating to Saigon cinnamon. Now, let’s find out!
To answer the question What is Saigon cinnamon? First, take an overview of Saigon cinnamon.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices which is known around 2000 BC. The Chinese were the world’s first discoverers and users, and after that, it was brought to Europe by the Silk Road and spread to many other countries in the world. At that time cinnamon was considered a useful medicinal herb and was used mainly in the preparation of medicines and in some religious rituals.
Cinnamon includes 2 main types: Cassia vs Ceylon cinnamon
People often refer to Cassia cinnamon as Chinese cinnamon because of its origin, however, in fact, Cassia can be classified into 3 types based on the country of production: Chinese cinnamon; Vietnamese cinnamon or Saigon cinnamon; and Indonesian cinnamon. Among them, Saigon cinnamon is rated as having the best quality, and Vietnam also accounts for about 24% of cinnamon exports worldwide – being one of the largest exporters.
So What is Saigon cinnamon? As mentioned above, Saigon cinnamon is the same as Vietnamese cinnamon (or “quế trà my”, “quế Thanh” in Vietnamese) – which is grown and harvested in this beautiful country. However, compared to common cinnamon, its flavor is more intense and stronger.
Saigon cinnamon is known to many people for its spicy and slightly sweet taste, with a dark red-brown color. This is because Saigon cinnamon contains more cinnamaldehyde, the essential oil responsible for sweet and woody flavor. In particular, it has about 2-4% essential oil content, which is considered one of the most important factors to evaluate the quality of cinnamon. In addition, the cinnamon essential oil is also extracted and used for many different uses, therefore its price is also a bit more expensive than cinnamon from China and Indonesia. That’s why Saigon cinnamon is rated the most tasteful type in the world of cinnamon!
So What is Saigon cinnamon? In brief, Saigon cinnamon is a type of Cassia cinnamon, mainly grown and produced in Vietnam with a dark reddish brown color, rich in essential oil content, has a stronger but sweeter taste, and is a bit higher in price than regular cassia cinnamon. → quotes
For the topic: Is Saigon cinnamon good for your health? (What is Saigon cinnamon?), the answer is yes, and no.
Saigon cinnamon is famous for its higher cinnamaldehyde than most common cinnamon, which has amazing benefits for our health, but at the same time, its high level of coumarin content can become dangerous if we don’t use Saigon cinnamon in a proper way.
For the topic: Benefits of Saigon cinnamon (What is Saigon cinnamon?), here is our answer!
As mentioned above, Saigon cinnamon especially contains an amount of cinnamaldehyde higher than regular Cassia cinnamon. Cinnamaldehyde is an essential oil that serves as an antioxidant to scavenge damage, prevent lipid peroxidation effectively and disease-causing free radicals. It also contains eugenol, a powerful chemical that helps protect cells and alleviate inflammation. Each serving of cinnamon also provides a little amount of fiber and minerals such as vitamin K, calcium iron, and manganese…
As a result, it has the following notable health benefits:
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For the topic “Side effects of Saigon cinnamon you should pay attention to! (What is Saigon cinnamon?)”, here is our answer!
Cinnamaldehyde levels in Saigon cinnamon are higher than in other varieties. This component provides an intense flavor and smell, as well as excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities. However, Saigon cinnamon, like other cassia species, is thought to be toxic in excessive amounts because of its high coumarin concentration. Consequently, Saigon cinnamon can be toxic and harmful to our liver and kidneys when used in an improper way.
Headaches, nausea, and diarrhea can be common side effects of coumarin usage. However, more dangerous signs including bruising or abnormal bleeding may indicate a more serious condition.
For the topic What is Saigon cinnamon? – How much Saigon cinnamon should be used? here is our answer!
If using Saigon cinnamon at a high level, it can be harmful and have negative impacts on your health. In some cases, simply half a teaspoon of coumarin might be over the recommended limit daily. However, if you know how to use it in an appropriate way and amount, Saigon cinnamon will be a great choice to bump up and enhance the flavor of food and your favorite dishes.
According to the research conducted by the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), an acceptable daily dose of coumarin in cinnamon is 0.05 mg per pound (= 0.1 mg/kilogram) of body weight (based on animal testing)
This means that 2.5 grams or 1 teaspoon of Saigon cinnamon are an adequate amount that an average adult can consume each day.
For the topic What is Saigon cinnamon? – Notes to buy good quality Saigon cinnamon, here is our answer!
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With the experience of producing and exporting cinnamon to nearly 20 countries in the regions of South Asia (such as India, Bangladesh), the Middle East (UAE, Pakistan), East Asia, and the United States…, K-Agricultural is proud of one of the best agricultural factories and leading reputable cinnamon suppliers in Vietnam. Being a giant in trading cinnamon products internationally in Vietnam – the biggest broken cinnamon, split cinnamon and cinnamon stick exporter since 1996, K-agriculture is proud to bring buyers broken cinnamon with uniform quality standards and affordable prices.
We build a closed linkage model from cultivation to consumption, ensuring the benefits of farmers, and production workers as well as customer satisfaction with the quality of each export cinnamon shipment, a professional and methodical working style.
Currently, we have a cinnamon growing area with an area of 3000 ha and a factory with an export production capacity of 1000 tons of cinnamon per year. The main export products include: Stick cinnamon, Cigarette cinnamon, Split cinnamon, Broken cinnamon, and Tube cinnamon
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