My clean eating journey is not only about eating healthy foods, but also eating the healthy versions of those foods. I love cinnamon, and I've added it to just about anything - including my favorite winter drink & these cinnamon turkey burgers my roommate made. But I recently learned that not all cinnamon is the same.
The Flavor of the Earth Ceylon Cinnamon Powder has a really great taste and is also a really good source of Fiber, Calcium, Manganese, and Iron in your diet. Since I am anemic, getting enough Iron in my daily diet is super critical for me feeling well. Adding cinnamon to my food is an easy way to make sure I get the nutrients I need. It's also important to know that store bought cinnamon (cassia) has the dangerous compound Coumarin in it, which is harmful to the liver. The FDA recently warned against ingesting too much Coumarin. However, Ceylon Cinnamon has 1,250 LESS Coumarin, and is the safest cinnamon for consumption.
|I added some Ceylon Cinnamon to my BBQ chicken w/ veggies - so good!|
The Ceylon Cinnamon has a much finer texture than the store's cassia cinnamon and isn't super strong and bitter like the store's usually tastes. Instead, it has a soft texture and a milder, sweeter flavor that's perfect for cooking, baking, and sprinkling on your favorite drink. And, the Ceylon Cinnamon has a much lower volatile oil content of between 1% and 2%.
I think once you taste the Ceylon Cinnamon, you won't be interested in eating the "regular" cinnamon again.
Thank you, Flavor of the Earth, for sending me this Ceylon Cinnamon to try and fall in love with! I won't be going back to the cinnamon sold in stores.
What would you add some Ceylon Cinnamon to?