Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices. To prepare it, the bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled into cinnamon sticks, also called quills. Cinnamon is also dried and ground into powder.
Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
When cinnamon is added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
Are you aware that Cinnamon is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium?
Four Kinds of Cinnamon:
1. Korintje Cassia Cinnamon- sweet and mellow.
2. Ceylon Cinnamon- complex and fragrant, with a citrus overtone and rich buff color.
3. China Cassia Cinnamon-strong and spicier than Korintje, with a potent, sweet flavor
4. Vietnamese Cinnamon-extremely sweet and flavorful.