Reference Number: 349
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, and Cinnamon cassia), the eternal tree of tropical medicine, belongs to the Lauraceae family. Cinnamon is one of the most important spices used daily by people all over the world. Cinnamon primarily contains vital oils and other derivatives, such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamate. In addition to being an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, anticancer, lipid-lowering, and cardiovascular-disease-lowering compound, cinnamon has also been reported to have activities against neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. This review illustrates the pharmacological prospective of cinnamon and its use in daily life.
What does this mean for a Baker?
This is a very interesting study which gives us an insight into the many health benefits of cinnamon. It has been suggested that cinnamon may play a role in the reduction of symptoms seen in heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. It has also been found to help decrease the levels of inflammation within the body. Why not try adding more cinnamon into your sourdough bakes? Try making these Spelt Sourdough Waffles with a Cinnamon butter.