What is Organic Cinnamon?

Organic Cinnamon packs intense, earthy flavors and is ideal for all types of savory dishes. Because of its versatility, cinnamon is a popular spice used in a number of different cultures.

Description

The use of cinnamon dates back from as early as 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt. The two most common forms, cassia and verum, originate from China and Sri Lanka respectively. Verum, also known as “true cinnamon,” has many health benefits and is the less common of the two. Cassia is likely the kind you’ll see in most North American kitchen cabinets.

Organic Cinnamon comes from QAI certified cinnamon trees - trees grown in specific conditions as set out by the National Organic Program. Cinnamon spice comes from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree and is then processed for everyday use.

The characteristic of cinnamon is a complex combination of a slightly sweet, delicate, warming and spicy flavor. This versatile spice can be used in a variety of applications, including tea, baking, cereal or even ingested in capsules.

Benefits of Organic Cinnamon

Organic Cinnamon has many benefits including:

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Packed with antioxidants, cinnamon outranks ‘superfoods’ such as garlic and oregano in antioxidant activity
  • Brain Health: Cinnamon has shown promise in some studies for its ability to possibly fight against the two most common types of brain disease - Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. 
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Cinnamon has properties that fight inflammation-related issues, including skin conditions, and may even prove useful as a supplement to aid in decreasing inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases.
  • Regulate Blood Sugar Levels: By decreasing glucose levels after a meal, cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar levels.