Herbs and Spices

What is Ceylon Cinnamon

 

There are two main types of cinnamon:



Ceylon cinnamon - Also known as "true" cinnamon.

Cassia cinnamon -The more common variety today sold in the regular local grocery stores

 
 You will find Ceylon cinnamon only at health food stores, and it tends to be more expensive than Cassia cinnamon.  Ceylon cinnamon used to be rare and considered more valuable than gold.
Cinnamon was even regarded as a gift fit for kings.

These days, cinnamon is cheap, available in every supermarket and found as an ingredient in various foods and recipes due to its pleasant aroma and flavor.  In fact, it is so powerful that cinnamon can be used as a natural food preservative.  Sprinkle tons of this amazing spice on all your favorite foods!

Facts About Cinnamon:

Cinnamon is a spice that is made from cutting the inner bark of trees scientifically known as Cinnamomum.

It has been used as an ingredient throughout history, dating back as far as Ancient Egypt. ​ The inner bark is then extracted and the woody parts removed.  When this dries, it forms strips that curl into rolls, called cinnamon sticks. These sticks can be ground to form cinnamon powder.


Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols. In a study that compared the antioxidant activity of 26 spices, cinnamon wound up as the clear winner, even outranking "superfoods" like garlic and oregano. Ceylon cinnamon is the milder and more delicate in flavour.

Cinnamon has been shown to have remarkable medicinal qualities.  It is especially known for enhancing 
blood sugar signaling but it is also great for reducing inflammation, stimulating the immune system and promoting neurological health.  

Health Benefits Cinnamon:

  • Helps with diabetes

  • May reduce cancer cells

  • Cures Candida

  • Relieves Sinus Congestion

  • Halts the formation of bacteria, fungi and yeast

  • Relieves inflammation

  • Helps relieve muscle stiffness & muscle cramps

  • Prevents tooth decay and gum disease

  • Improves blood circulation

  • Reduces bad cholesterol levels

  • Facilitates better digestion

​ Sprinkle tons of this amazing spice on all your favorite foods!

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