Uses of Cinnamon - Some people prefer to use Cinnamon as a supplement, and this is certainly a safe and effective way to incorporate Cinnamon into your diet. Be sure you pick a supplement containing Ceylon Cinnamon.
Others would rather get their ½ to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon a day using the spice in their foods.
The Cinnamon you can pick up off any grocery shelf most probably comes from the bark of the Cassia tree, and grown in China and is not real Cinnamon. You’ll find it in stick or ground form at most markets and food stores. So the next time you buy Cinnamon make sure that the source is reliable and that the Cinnamon is from Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
For patients who want to try cinnamon, there are many tasty and simple ways you can enjoy this aromatic spice.
Cinnamon also combines very favorably with many baked fruits like peaches and apples as well as fruit juices and ciders.
To get the most out of the Cinnamon you add to your recipes, make sure it is fresh and real Cinnamon. The best test is to open the jar in your kitchen and sniff. If the smell is strong and sweet your cinnamon is fresh. If the aroma is weak or non-existent, it’s time to throw it away and restock your spice rack. To keep cinnamon, seal the container tightly and store it away from the light. For best results you may refrigerate your Cinnamon.