Cinnamon bark, also known as cinnamomum cassia, has many health benefits. The cinnamon bark comes from a tree called cinnamomum verum and many people use the bark to make medicine and supplements.
Cinnamon itself is a source of micronutrients such as iron, vitamin K, calcium, manganese and dietary fibre. A 1 tbsp of cinnamon (perfect sprinkled over some full fat yoghurt) contains roughly 1.4 milligrams of manganese, which is 75% of the recommended daily intake (2 milligrams). You can find the full benefits of manganese here.
Cinnamon bark is also used to treat stomach upset, diarrhoea, and gas. As well as that, it’s used for controlling appetite levels, reducing hay-fever symptoms, oral yeast infections (such as thrush), menstrual cramps and cold and fly symptoms.
Overall, cinnamon definitely packs a punch of nutritional benefits and for little sugar, calorie and fat content, you’d be silly not to include it in your daily diet.
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