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Old 09-10-2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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Color of true cinnamon powder?

Hi all,

I bought some organic true cinnamon powder (Ceylon), but the color is very light (light brown), is that how it should be? I hope it's still good because a few years ago I bought true cinnamon sticks and ground it myself and it was very very dark... I fear this stuff I bought now is old.

I want to use raw honey and true cinnamon to strengthen my immune system, so it's very important to have the right stuff and it should be fresh of course.. I hope someone can help. Thanks in advance.


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Old 09-10-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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I just looked at my Ceylon cinnamon and it's pretty light colored. Kind of a fleshy hue. Lighter than my other cinnamon. It still smells the same though.

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Old 09-10-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
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^^interesting, in the meantime I've ordered cinnamon sticks just to be sure. I've heard that some shops mix true cinnamon with cassia.
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