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      Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks

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      Ceylon cinnamon sticks 100г (5 cm)

      Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum Ceylonian) is the kind of quality cinnamon, which is produced only in Sri Lanka. Its name comes from the former name of the island nation - Ceylon. Since ancient times it is used as a spice for sweet and savory dishes, but also because of its healing properties.

      As a culinary spice cinnamon is popular and appreciated worldwide since biblical times and is used in both savory and sweet dishes in. It is mandatory for many spice cakes as strudels, baklava, pies, chocolates, liqueurs, candies and more. In the Asian and Chinese cuisine it is a traditional ingredient of the popular combination masala spice used for marinating chicken, fish and vegetables. In Indian cuisine with cinnamon flavored dishes with rice and vegetables, barbecue sauces, soups and more.

      Cinnamon for centuries been used as a therapeutic agent for various diseases, including gastrointestinal problems, urinary tract infections, alleviate menopausal symptoms, lowering cholesterol levels and the like. In India and Europe cinnamon is traditionally seen as a means of heating during cold combined with ginger. It stimulates krovoobrashtenieto, relieves muscle pain and other symptoms of colds and flu. Cinnamon has remarkable antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic activity. It has the ability to regulate blood glucose levels and enhances the insulin action in diabetes mellitus. Cinnamon is a popular aid in weight loss diets.

      Why is it important to distinguish between Ceylon cinnamon from cassia?

      The main reason to prefer Ceylon cinnamon is cassia front of the substance coumarin, which in large quantities can be toxic to the kidneys and liver. The risk of the accumulation of toxic substances in the body is enhanced in cases where the cinnamon is taken by diabetics regularly and in large doses as a means to regulate blood sugar. Coumarin contained in both cinnamon, cassia but the amount is about 1,000 times more.

      In one teaspoon of cassia contains between 5 and 12 milligrams of coumarin in acceptable daily dose of 7 mg for a person weighing 70 kg. In Ceylon cinnamon established negligible amounts or only traces of the substance. According to various studies in one teaspoon of Cinnamomum zeylanicum contained 0.001-0.005 milligram coumarin, which effectively precludes the risk of toxicity consumption of Ceylon cinnamon.

      How to distinguish Ceylon cinnamon from cassia?

      Both types of cinnamon easily distinguished when bars. Ceylon cinnamon is multilayered, the sticks are many subtle layers that resemble the contrary cigar. It is soft and can easily be crushed. It is usually folded into a roll from one end to the other. The color is beige to light brown. The surface layer is thin and smooth. The taste of Ceylon cinnamon is sweet and delicate, but the flavor is much more pronounced.

      Branches of cassia are a hard and thick. It can not be crushed by hand without the aid of mortar or other device. They are folded from both ends toward the center and look like a hollow tube. The color is dark brown and the surface layer - rugged. Cassia has a sharp, peppery taste.

      Country of origin: Madagascar

      One of the most popular uses of cinnamon is to affect blood sugar levels. A number of studies have shown that aromatic spices have properties that successfully affect insulin resistance, which is the basis of type 2 diabetes. It is believed that not every type of cinnamon has a decreasing effect on blood sugar. This action is mainly attributed to Ceylon cinnamon, which also has a lower content of coumarin (this substance in high doses has an adverse effect on the liver). Applying cinnamon to improve glucose metabolism has an effect if combined with a reduction in overweight and an increase in motor activity. In diabetics, cinnamon can not replace permanent therapy, especially if it involves insulin therapy. People with an increased risk of developing diabetes, however, can get significant benefits from taking cinnamon.

      Cinnamon is usually available in the form of finely ground spices or sticks. Sticks can be stored for up to one year, and ground cinnamon - up to six months. It is important to keep the spice in a tightly closed container (jar) in a dark and cool place. Keeping in the refrigerator extends its shelf life.

      Cinnamon can be added as a spice to flavor various foods and beverages. It is good to keep in mind that when adding spices to cold foods and beverages, it is not absorbed by them and can become more difficult to consume. Adding it to hot drinks adds to their warming effect and can be successfully applied to colds.

      With digestive problems such as weight and swelling after eating and heartburn, cinnamon tea can be consumed after each meal.

      The curative dose of cinnamon is not exactly established. It is recommended to take half to one teaspoon (2 to 4 grams) a day of cinnamon. According to other studies, the dose may range from 1 to 6 grams. High doses of cinnamon should be avoided as they can be toxic.

      Taking high doses of cinnamon, especially if not cerebrospinal, can cause liver damage due to coumarin contained in it. Cinnamon should not be taken with blood thinners at the same time as it increases the risk of bleeding.

      Cinnamon causes a decrease in blood sugar and therefore diabetes should be accompanied by frequent blood glucose measurement and increased attention to the appearance of signs of hypoglycaemia. This is especially important for people who are being treated with oral medications leading to an increased risk of hypoglycaemia (for example, sulfonylureas).

      In pregnancy and lactation, it is recommended that the intake of cinnamon does not exceed its usual intake as a food seasoning.

      How do we distinguish Ceylon cinnamon from cassia?

      The two types of cinnamon can easily be distinguished when they are on sticks. Ceylon cinnamon is multilayered, the rods have many fine layers, which are like cigars. It is soft and can easily be broken. It is usually rolled from one end to the other. The color is beige to light brown. The surface layer is thin and smooth. The taste of Ceylon Cinnamon is sweet and delicate, and the flavor is much more pronounced.

      The staples are made of a solid and thick layer. It can not be crushed by hand without the help of a mortar or other device. They are folded from both ends to the center and resemble a hollow tube. The color is dark brown and the surface layer is rough. Cassia has a sharp, peppery taste.


      The healing properties of cinnamon are due to the three active ingredients in the essential oils found in the cortex: cinnamyl acetate, cinnamaldehyde and synamele alcohol. In addition, cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese, fiber, iron and calcium, which are the main nutrients for our body.

      1. Prevention of cancer
      A study published by researchers at the US Department of Agriculture in Maryland reveals that cinnamon reduces the spread of leukemia and lymphoma to cancer cells.

      Scientists say cinnamon inhibits the action of certain enzymes, phosphatases, which play an important role in facilitating cell division.

      2. Regulates blood sugar and acts weakening
      Studies have shown that cinnamon contains some polyphenols that can help people with type 2 diabetes to regulate blood sugar levels. A study published in Diabetes Care in 2003 found that people suffering from type 2 diabetes who took daily between 3 and 6 grams of cinnamon daily for 40 days reported a reduction in blood sugar of 18 to 29 percent.

      3. Reduces cholesterol
      Calcium and cinnamon fibers act literally as body brushes. There are a number of natural recipes to help you get rid of the harmful cholesterol.

      4. Improves cognitive function
      Cinnamon acts as a stimulant, thanks to its aroma, flavor and content. It improves memory and acts positively on vision.

      5. Improves blood circulation
      Cinnamon contains coumarin, which is very useful in small doses. It is known as the "blood thinner" that helps in the circulation of blood and prevents the formation of blood clots that can lead to heart disease, however, people with blood clotting disorders and taking blood thinners - should not Take cinnamon.

      6. Common pain and inflammation
      Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, cinnamon aids in relieving pain and reducing inflammation. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen patients giving them half a teaspoon of cinnamon with 1 tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had a significant alleviation of joint pain and only within 1 month.

      7. Against fungal infections
      Cinnamon has antifungal and antibacterial properties that are extremely effective in fighting such infections. Helps in the destruction of germs in the gall bladder as well as in staphylococcal bacterial infections.

      8. Excellent remedy against colds and respiratory tract irritation
      Cinnamon is excellent for general or severe flu or cold conditions. Take one tablespoon of honey with ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon for 3 days. This way you can handle chronic cough, sore throat and cold.

      9. Improves digestion
      Cinnamon is an effective means of improving digestion. Helps eliminate unwanted gases and improves food absorption. Alkalizes the body by eliminating increased acidity, an effective remedy against diarrhea and morning nausea.

      10. Relieves menstrual cramps
      Cinnamon is extremely useful for women's health as it helps relieve menstrual cramps and discomfort.

      11. Toothache
      Cinnamon is also a good tool for toothache. Make a paste of honey and cinnamon by applying to the sick tooth until you reach the dentist's office.

      12. Improves immunity
      The mixture of honey and cinnamon is an excellent tool for strengthening the immune system, eliminating fatigue.

      13. Eliminates bad breath
      If you have eaten garlic or have the feeling that your mouth smells bad - the combination of a little honey with cinnamon garland will remove the unpleasant breath.

      14. Headache
      Cinnamon can handle headaches as well as high blood pressure.

      15. Reduces urinary tract infections
      Excellent remedy against cystitis if you regularly use less cinnamon.

      Source: www.fitwell.bg

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