Cinnamon: Why Everyone Should Have It In Their Diet
History and Origin
Ancient Egyptians used cinnamon in their embalming process. From their word for cannon, Italians called it canella, meaning "little tube," which aptly describes cinnamon sticks.
In the first century A.D., Pliny the Elder wrote off 350 grams of cinnamon as being equal in value to over five kilograms of silver, about fifteen times the value of silver per weight.
Other than those mentioned above, cinnamon exerts numerous biological effects on the body. Cinnamon is frequently treated as an anti-diabetic
Not only does it help diabetics avoid blood sugar spikes, but it also improves glucose use in the cell itself. Over time, cinnamon can reduce blood glucose, and potentially cholesterol levels.
Cinnamon primarily contains vital oils and other derivatives, such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamate.
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Scientific And Other Names
Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Chinese (Saigon) cinnamon, Cassia Cinnamon, Indonesian (Ceylon/True) Cinnamon.