1 lb bag $9.20
5 lb bag $46.00
While all cinnamon derives from the evergreen trees of the Cinnamomum genus, is harvested in the same way, and processed into ground cinnamon the same way, there are a few variations in the plants it comes from.
- Cinnamomum verum, or Ceylon cinnamon (also called C. zeylandicum) is considered true cinnamon. It is more expensive and popular in Europe and Latin America.
- Saigon cinnamon is a bolder, more pungent flavor, not to be mistaken for every day cinnamon.
- Cinnamomum cassia is the most commonly used form in American kitchens, and is what we offer as ground cinnamon as well as whole sticks.
The popular spice is used in countless dishes from breakfast classics like oatmeal, French toast, breads and baked goods to savory chicken and lamb dishes. Ground cinnamon is also sprinkled in tea and coffee.
Cinnamon cassia, also referred to as Chinese cinnamon, is produced primarily in China and Indonesia. When harvesting cinnamon, normally only the bark and leaves of the plant are harvested. The inner bark is dried then sold as either cinnamon sticks or as powder cinnamon or ground cinnamon. Cinnamon also produces an essential oil that is regularly added to flavor liqueur, such as whiskey.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest and healthiest spices in the world, dating back to ancient Egypt. Considered a superfood, rich in anti-oxidants, cinnamon has an abundance of medicinal and health benefits including:
- Managing Type 2 diabetes – helps reduce blood sugar by aiding blood glucose and insulin levels
- Lowers cholesterol and the risk of heart disease
- As an anti-inflammatory, it has a positive effect on arthritis, asthma and cancer
- A digestive aid helping to regulate inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS)