Are you a fan of cinnamon? This spice has been used for thousands of years, both for its delicious flavor and for its numerous health benefits. But did you know that not all cinnamon is created equal?
The type of cinnamon that you're likely to find at your local grocery store is called cassia cinnamon, but there's another variety that's considered to be the "true cinnamon" – Ceylon cinnamon.
Ceylon cinnamon comes from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree, and has a sweeter, more delicate flavor than cassia cinnamon. It's perfect for adding to baked goods, desserts, and muesli. But that's not all – Ceylon cinnamon is also packed with antioxidants and fiber, making it not just a tasty spice, but a nutritious one too!
Let's dive a little deeper into the history and benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon.
Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years, dating back as far as 2000 BC. In ancient times, cinnamon was considered to be a valuable commodity, and was often worth more than gold and silver! This was in part due to the difficulty of obtaining the spice – it had to travel long distances along difficult roads to reach far-away cities.
Despite its value, cinnamon has remained a popular spice throughout history, and today you can find it in most grocery stores. But as mentioned before, not all cinnamon is created equal. Ceylon Cinnamon is considered to be the "true cinnamon" because of its superior quality and flavor.
Now, let's talk about why Ceylon Cinnamon is not just a tasty spice, but a nutritious one too!
It is packed with antioxidants, which help to protect your body from damage caused by free radicals. This can help to reduce your risk of chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.
This spice is a good source of fiber, which helps to keep you feeling full and can also aid in digestion.
Blood Sugar Control:
Ceylon Cinnamon has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels, making it a great choice for those with type 2 diabetes.
Some studies suggest that this variety may improve brain function, including memory and attention span.
It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce pain and swelling in the body.
So there you have it – a tasty spice that's also packed with numerous health benefits! Spice up your life by trying our rich and full-bodied Chai or Apple + Cinnamon flavours, both featuring the beloved ancient spice, organic Ceylon Cinnamon.