Our Ceylon Cinnamon is a high quality spice native to Sri Lanka. It is a variety sometimes referred to as “true” cinnamon” because it’s known to contain less coumarin, a property found in Cassia Cinnamon. Ceylon Cinnamon is the highest quality type of cinnamon across the board. Ceylon cinnamon has been studied for its potential in lowering high blood sugar, aiding in digestion, and lowering LDL cholesterol. If you enjoy Ceylon Cinnamon, we recommend Zen’s Golden Milk W/ Ceylon Cinnamon.
Is All Cinnamon The Same?
Short answer, no. Cinnamon can be broken down into two different types: Cassia and Ceylon. The two types of cinnamon are differentiated by the way they are harvested, their taste, their smell, their flavor intensity, and the chemical compounds found within them. Cassia cinnamon is rougher in texture, darker in color, intenser in flavor, and rolled in thicker sheets than Ceylon cinnamon. There are three specific types of cassia cinnamon—Indonesian, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Indonesian cassia is the sweetest, most mild, and is the most common in America. Ceylon cinnamon, a variety sometimes referred to “true cinnamon” and native to Sri Lanka. When Ceylon cinnamon is harvested, it is processed by hand and rolled into flat layers that are much thinner and finer in texture than those rolled from cassia cinnamon. Ceylon Cinnamon’s flavor and aroma is extremely mild and delicate—it definitely reads as “cinnamon,” but with subtle, almost floral notes in there. Therefore, Ceylon is a higher quality spice across the board.
Benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon:
- soothes an upset stomach
- relieve indigestion
- help keep blood sugar levels balanced
- enhance circulation
- improve insulin efficiency making it an ideal spice for diabetics
- high in glutathione, the body’s major antioxidants
For More Information:
“Recent studies also demonstrate that compounds found in cinnamon improve the function of insulin, function as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and may be neuroprotective. Human studies involving control subjects, subjects with the metabolic syndrome, type 2 DM, and polycystic ovary syndrome show beneficial effects of whole cinnamon and aqueous extracts of cinnamon on glucose, insulin, insulin sensitivity, lipids, antioxidant status, lean body mass and gastric emptying…Thus cinnamon, and its components, may be important in the alleviation of chronic diseases associated with insulin resistance such as type 2 diabetes, inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases and neuroprotective effects on stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.” Source: Molecular Targets and Health Benefits of Cinnamon
“cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antitumor, cardiovascular, cholesterol-lowering, and immunomodulatory effects. In vitro studies have demonstrated that cinnamon may act as an insulin mimetic, to potentiate insulin activity or to stimulate cellular glucose metabolism.” Source: Cinnamon and Health
“The purported health benefits from cinnamon have been linked to a variety of constituents. The scientific literature provides emerging evidence that cinnamon may have health benefits, particularly in improving problematic blood glucose regulation that is a consequence of type 2 diabetes and obesity.” Source: Cinnamon: Overview of Health Benefits
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