Net Weight: 50g
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Health Benefits and Nutrition info
When it comes to foods that are rich in nutritional value and also beneficial for maintaining good health and wellbeing, we certainly cannot forget Ceylon Cinnamon. One of its many benefits is the ability to control blood sugar – diabetes type 2. It works as a natural antidote to insulin and is considered a ‘champion’ between other natural elements since it can control the metabolism of glucose and also reduce the feeling of hunger. Amongst its many benefits, Ceylon Cinnamon can help reduce cholesterol, better digestion, enhance the immune system as well as serve as a rich source of magnesium – essential ingredient for maintaining bone density. It can also reduce inflammation and pain, reduce the symptoms of arthritis, help prevent urinary tract infections and reduce the unpleasant symptoms of menstrual pain.
Ceylon Cinnamon is one of the two types of cinnamon used for cooking. The other type (which is the most popular) is Cassia Cinnamon, also known as “Saigon Cinnamon” – Ceylon Cinnamon is also known as “True Cinnamon.” Both types of cinnamon are derived from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree, but Ceylon Cinnamon is more expensive and more closely related to the potential benefits for human health. It has a sweeter flavor than Cassia cinnamon and also differs in color since Ceylon Cinnamon has a slightly darker color and stronger flavor. The Ceylon cinnamon stick has a different texture than the Cassia stick as it is thinner and has more layers.
Cinnamon comes from the evergreen tree that thrives in tropical climates and is one of the oldest trees in the world. The philosopher Theophrastus referred to cinnamon which means sweet wood. The references we have about the use of cinnamon are traced in ancient Egypt where cinnamon was used as an aromatic mean during taxidermy.
How to enjoy
Ceylon Cinnamon can be used in cooking and pastry as well as in drinks or as an addition to your favorite hot chocolate.
Preparation and cooking tips
Enjoy it as a beverage along with honey for longevity. You can also use it in your favorite smoothie or with yogurt and fresh fruit. Enjoy your many options!