Cinnamon is a spice from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree. It comes in various shapes and sizes; it comes in the form of sticks, powder, extract or capsules. The essential oils and cinnamon aldehyde provide the unique properties of cinnamon. Cinnamon aldehyde not only gives the taste and aroma to the cinnamon but also provides the health benefits. There are two main types of cinnamon; Cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon. What is the difference between the two? And does that also affect health?
More than 1.2 million Dutch people have diabetes. Various studies have shown that cinnamon can contribute to the fight against type 2 diabetes. This has to do with the fact that cinnamon can lower blood sugar.