Heathy Cinnamon!

By Dr. Nancy Berkoff, a registered dietician, food technologist and culinary professional.

Cinnamon was highly regarded in ancient times as a flavoring, cure for disease and as a perfume!  In Medieval times, cinnamon was used to treat coughs, sore throats, arthritis, and to help preserve food. Cinnamon contains a small amount of fiber which helps to give a feeling of fulness.  this means we can savor and appreciate smaller servings of foods and beverages flavored with cinnamon.  Consider a sprinkle of cinnamon in your hot Cocoa, coffee, TEA or hot milk. ( or enjoy Chai tea ;).

Cinnamon is harvested from the bask of several different types of trees , including evergreens and laurel.  

There are 2 main types of cinnamon: Ceylon and Cassia.  When you have the option chose Ceylon Cinnamon.

Ceylon is scientifically known as Cinnanomum verum or "true cinnamon".  Ceylon has a sweeter, more delicate flavor than cassia. 

Ceylon is what is used in Chateau Hand crafted teas!