Cinnamon is one of the first spices to be traded in the old world, and considered precious in ancient times. The aromatic essential oil present in it contributes to its aromatic composition. This highly coveted spice was so valuable in the ancient times, that it was often considered as precious as gold and ivory, and thus, was offered as valuable gifts to monarchs and Gods.
It is believed to have travelled to Egypt from China in 2000BCE. There are two variants of Cinnamon world over, one is cassia which the American sourced from Indonasia and China and other known as Cylon Cinnamon Verume also known as true cinnamon.
Cinnamon is actually a bark of a tree mostly cultivated in Malabar coast of India, its also cultivated in Hilly areas of Himalaya and northern India. The soil composition of the hilly areas and the rainfall contribute to enriched medicinal properties of cinnamon cultivated in the areas in the Himalayan terrains.
Cinnamon taste : cinnamon has a warm, sweet flavor and pungent aroma.
Cinnamon is a popular spice, high in cillamaldehyde, which is thought to be responsible for most of cinnamon’s health benefits.
Cinnamon contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol anti oxidants.
The anti oxidants in cinnamon have anti inflamatory effects, which may help lower risk of disease in human body.
Cinnamon may improve some key risk factors for heart disease increasing colestrol, triglycerides and blood presure.
Cinnamon has been shown to significantly increase sentivity to the harmone insulin
Cinnamon has been shown to reduce fasting blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon may have protective effects against cancer.
Cinnamaldehyde has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties which may help fight tooth decay and bad breath.
At the end of the day, cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the earth.
Where to buy
You can buy himalayan origin, organic cinnamon quils obtained from inner bark of cinnamon tree from www.devimassala.com