Are You Eating Fake Cinnamon ?
Even when we try the best we might miss a label on the healthy product and today’s article is for cinnamon and how to recognize its quality .
The original Ceylon cinnamon is nothing alike cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, or Saigon cinnamon and what you need to know is that t some types are packed with harmful additives .
Learning the difference
Real cinnamon derives come from Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar, Brazil, or the Caribbean but if we are not careful we end up buying cheaper versions produced in China, Indonesia, or Vietnam.
The second thing is the way cinnamon looks or tastes:
- Store cinnamon is dark-reddish brown and has strong spicy taste.
- Original cinnamon is brighter and has sweeter taste.
- Ceylon cinnamon has around 0.017 g/kg, and the remaining cinnamon types offer 2.15–6.97 g/kg of coumarin.Coumarin is toxic to the liver so the daily dose should be around 0.1mg/kg of body weight.
When shopping, ask for cinnamon :
Stick to the organic varieties and always pick out the light brown cinnamon which is more of a powder than the standard cinnamon package.
Original cinnamon is naturally a bit pricier but is beyond healthier as well.
- packed with manganese that disposes of fats
- strengthens the bones
- offers a great value of fiber
- enhances the calcium production in the bones
- works as a wonderful anti-bacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agent
- protect the immune system from impairments and illnesses
- fight against Alzheimer’s disease
- helps with pre-diabetic conditions, Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, or PCOS.
Only ½ tsp. per day will provide enough health benefits that will reduce the glucose levels and diminish the elevated blood pressure.
Recipes to get the most out of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, butter, or ghee
- ½ sweet potato sliced in squares
- 1 tablespoon of red or yellow onion diced
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon of cayenne
- Sea salt to taste
Heat up oil on medium heat
-put the sweet potatoes, onions, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt in the pan
-stir and keep the pan covered for 5-7 minutes.
-remove cover and mix for one more minute.
Extra tip for making your cinnamon :
Stay beautiful and healthy …