Cinnamon is an ancient spice, comes from the bark of several species of the Cinnamomum genus of evergreen trees. It belongs to the laurel family. It is now the second most popular spice, after black pepper. PTI Cinnamon Bark is a highly delicious spice useful in flavoring food. Cinnamon, along with other spices and fruit, is used in making mulled wine.
PTI Cinnamon Bark is an excellent source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc, and magnesium. Iron is essential for cellular metabolism as a cofactor and in RBC production. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. It also contains good amounts of vitamin-A, niacin. Cinnamon also contains powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps your body fight infections and repair tissue damage.
It is also a fragrance ingredient in soaps, toothpaste, and mouthwashes. When added to foods containing sugar, cinnamon exerts a synergistic effect and its aroma enhances the sensation of sweetness. Add cinnamon to drinks such as smoothies (mango, banana, and almond milk) or turmeric lattes. Charge up your hot cup of tea by adding a pinch of cinnamon. One can Sprinkle on warm porridge or kheer and add it to home baking such as cookies, cakes, and banana bread. You can use cinnamon for your daily meals and also for baking. The addition of a small pinch of cinnamon to your everyday coffee will take your coffee to the next level. Use cinnamon to make cinnamon sugar and use it in baking or even for your tea.
Health benefits of Cinnamon for breath – To achieve fresher breath, chew your cinnamon gum or make your own mouthwash by boiling 5 cinnamon sticks in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes and use as a regular mouthwash.
Properly stored, the cinnamon will generally stay at its best quality for about 2-3 years.