What are they?
Cinnamon is a spice which is native to Egypt in the early 2000 BC. It is obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the Cinnamomum family. Cinnamon was even more precious than gold in ancient times. And there are many obvious reasons for that.
Offering both spicy and sweet taste as well as a distinct aroma, we can buy them as sticks or grounded powder on the market.
One of the most significant benefits of cinnamon is that it helps us to manage the Type 2 diabetes by reducing the blood pressure and reducing the blood sugar instantly by 29% 1. It also helps us to reduce the level of bad cholesterol, hence preventing us from future heart diseases.
Cinnamon is one of the most common and effective remedies for stomach bugs. Thanks to the rich content of antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial elements, it can fight against many dangerous bacteria such as E-coli and Salmonella.
It supports the development and maintains the health of our brain. It also helps us to prevent and minimise the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
How to use them?
- Cinnamon is the most popular and versatile spices which can be used when you cook, bake and make a drink.
- Sprinkles: You can add cinnamon to your pumpkin pie rolls or apple sugar cake, not to mention the classic American apple pies and cinnamon rolls.
- Cinnamon raisin bagels: Cinnamon also blends well with other ingredient to make cinnamon raisin bagels or baked cinnamon doughnuts.
- Italian dishes: You should try some Indian cuisines that use cinnamon such as Lamb Shawarma or Chicken Butter.
- Drinks: For a drink, you can add some of the cinnamon powder to a cup of hot vanilla or hot chocolate as well as various kinds of tea and coffee to enhance the taste and aroma.