There are actually 2 types of cinnamon ceylon “true” cinnamon and cassia “cinnamon”. Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of cinnamon trees, then extracting the inner bark away from the wood parts. After it dries, its rolled to make cinnamon sticks or ground into powder.
The smell and flavor that cinnamon has, comes from the oily part and is very high in the compound cinnamaldehyde. Scientists believe this to be responsible for most of the powerful health benefits we can attribute to cinnamon. It is one of leading spices for antioxidants that get rid of free radicals. In return, this also helps with inflammation in the body.
Cinnamon can work as a powerful anti-diabetic with it effects on hormone insulin levels, as well as, working on lowering cholesterol levels. Just adding a little cinnamon can help your body in the long run by working against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Secret: Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees scientifically known as Cinnamomum.