What are the benefits of Cinnamon?

Cinnamon is an exquisite spice that is made from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree. This sweet-smelling spice has been used in cooking and for its medicinal properties since ancient Egyptian times, when it was extremely rare and is said to have been presented to kings as a gift.

Cinnamon is produced from the stems of the Cinnamomum trees. Once cut, their bark is extracted and the woody parts removed. When this dries strips are formed that curl into rolls, called cinnamon sticks. These sticks can be ground to form cinnamon powder.

Why is Cinnamon a superfood?

Cinnamon’s distinct woody smell and flavor comes from an oily residue that is high in the compound cinnamaldehyde. It is this compound, amongst others, that scientists believe is responsible for the majority of cinnamon health benefits such as cutting the risk of heart disease, preventing cancers and fighting HIV-1, the main type of HIV virus in humans.

The aromatic spice can also have beneficial effects on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Another top cinnamon benefit is that it can help fight various kinds of infection, prevent tooth decay and bad breath through its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

Which Chilli No. 5 chilli sauce contains Cinnamon?

A subtle sprinkle of cinnamon can be found in Chilli No.5’s Jamaican Jerk sauce.

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