What Is Cinnamon?
Cinnamon has long been used as a source of healing and as a flavor imparting spice. It is obtained from the cinnamon tree in either a dried tubular shape or as a ground powder.
There are typically two major varieties of cinnamon that rule the spice market: Ceylon and Cassia. Both of them differ in flavor, smell, and qualities.
Cassia cinnamon: This is the most commonly used cinnamon that is obtained from the bark, which imparts a potent taste when ground. Even a tiny bit goes a very long way. This type of cinnamon can have its roots in Indonesia, Vietnam, and China. Each has its unique flavor, while the Indonesian variety is the least expensive and the sweetest one.
Ceylon cinnamon: This cinnamon type is also known as 'Mexican' or 'True' cinnamon. It's lighter in color and slightly sweet. This type is the most preferred but very hard to get your hands on.
How To Use Ground Cinnamon For Cooking?
You can use ground cinnamon in several ways, whether you are making a hot drink or a yummy snack. Let's look at the different ways you can incorporate this flavorful spice into your daily meals.
Give your tea an extra kick by tossing in some ground cinnamon.
You can sprinkle ground cinnamon on fruits and vegetables to give them a spicy kick.
Add it to your meat flavoring to give your roast a unique and powerful flavor.
Mix a few teaspoons into your cereal or oatmeal.
Cinnamon Health benefits
Research has proven that Ceylon and Cassia are loaded with calcium, iron, and manganese.
They also contain Vitamin E, C, and K.
This spice is an efficient antioxidant that protects you from the dangers of free radicals.
Add Ground Cinnamon To Your Pantry
Whether you are making a special meal or are preparing a nice hot drink, a pinch of ground cinnamon is enough to add the perfect taste. Make sure you include our supreme quality ground cinnamon in your pantry.