Saigon cinnamon, also known as Vietnamese cinnamon is a variety of cinnamon ideal for baking and cooking, as it’s easily found in grocery stores. Our organic Vietnamese Cinnamon is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavor, making it a favorite for coffee drinkers and cinnamon lovers. Vietnamese Cinnamon contains more cinnamaldehyde than other types. This compound is responsible for its strong flavor and aroma and has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Research shows that consumption of Cinnamon once or twice daily can improve digestion, metabolism, and circulation.
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. Vietnamese cassia cinnamon is intensely fragrant and flavorful, almost spicy, and generally preferred of the cassia varieties.
Benefits of 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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