Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to humankind. Common cinnamon comes from the inner bark of a cassia tree grown in Indonesia and Vietman. Most of us have cinnamon in our cabinet.
Healing powers: cinnamon is known to act as a anti-inflammatory, lower blood sugar, cholesterol, help tooth decay, fight cancer and even help lift your mood.
Flavor profile: sweet, spicy. Cinnamon mixes well with ginger, cloves, nutmeg added to deserts. Cinnamon is just not for sweet dishes. Add it to braised meats, pickles, sweet potatoes and squash.
How to store: as with most spices airtight container to keep moisture and air out. Cinnamon sticks can last from 2-3 years, ground cinnamon loses its flavor quickly.
Often times when trying to lose weight, diets can become boring.
Adding healing spices can perk up any meal with flavors to turn the same old boring salad into a meal to look forward to! If you enjoy and look forward to a flavorful dish that you create, it will be easier to stay and more enjoyable to stay on a healthy eating plan. http://nutritionandyoga.com/2017/07/25/carrot-cake-muffin-breakfast-bites
Sourced from: Essential Spices and Herbs: By Christina Nichol