☀️ warming ∙ sweet ∙ woody ☀️
The cinnamon tree is an Asian evergreen member that has brown, papery bark, and leathery leaves. To harvest cinnamon, the branches of the tree are cut off and the outer bark is peeled off, revealing an inner bark (the cinnamon) which curls into a quill as it dries. Cinnamon has a long and rich history and was written about in Chinese books on healing more than 4,000 years ago! Cinnamon traditionally was used to provide relief when suffering from the cold or flu, especially when mixed in tea!
Fun fact: Cinnamon doesn’t have a sweet taste but does amplify the sweetness in other ingredients!
Use this decadent and rich cinnamon in baking, oatmeal, smoothies, and tea. Vietnamese cinnamon has a higher oil content, giving it a stronger and more decadent flavor!
- Cinnamon contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
- Cinnamon may improve some key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure.
- Cinnamaldehyde, a compound thought to be responsible for most of cinnamon’s health benefits, has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which may reduce infections and help fight tooth decay and bad breath.
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