Cinnamon, a beloved spice, is the bark of a tree, and it comes in many different forms and flavors. Try all the types we carry in this beautiful, versatile collection!
Our Cinnamon Collection features:
Royal Cinnamon (1.8 oz glass jar)
Our Royal Cinnamon has been harvested in the mountains around the ancient Vietnamese capital city of Huế for millennia. The same species as Saigon cinnamon, this is an heirloom variety not widely harvested or exported, and exemplifies the intense sweetness and spiciness for which Vietnamese cinnamon is prized. Use it in place of Saigon or other cinnamons in pastries and baked goods, or sprinkle into rich, savory meat or tomato-based dishes.
Cinnamon Verum (1.4 oz glass jar)
Our Zanzibar cinnamon verum (aka Ceylon or "true" cinnamon) is bright and sweet, with notes of pine, citrus peel and sea salt. Our cinnamon is the inner bark of the Cinnamomum verum tree, cut from older branches than our cinnamon shavings. It has an evergreen brightness and woodsy complexity unlike any other cinnamon we’ve ever tasted.
Cinnamon Tree Leaves (12 leaves)
Warm, spiced leaves from the true cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum verum), sourced from our partner cooperative in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Cinnamon tree leaves have traditionally been a byproduct of the cinnamon harvest. Use as a slightly sweeter, more interesting alternative to traditional bay laurel leaves.
While we do not make any health claims on any of our spices, there has been some historic and limited recent evidence that cinnamon can potentially be helpful for:
- Antibacterial and Antifungal Treatments: Cinnamon oils have demonstrated antibacterial and antifungal activity, and show potential for future alternative and/or synergistic treatments for bacteria and yeast. (A, B, C, D, E, F, G)
- Cancers: Research has shown some increasing evidence that cinnamon contains some anticancer properties by inducing apoptosis of cancer cells and inhibiting tumor cell growth. (A, B, C)
- Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease: Cinnamon might boost the ability of the brain to utilize glucose, improve cognitive function and help fight Alzheimer’s disease by inhibiting aggregation of a protein called tau.
- Glycemic Control: Some research has shown cinnamon to be effective in increasing insulin sensitivity and improving fasting blood glucose levels, with potential to support glucose control treatment in the future. (A, B, C ,D)
- Dyslipidemia: Cinnamon has shown to be effective in reducing triglycerides, total cholesterol and/or LDL-C in some studies. (A, B, C, D)
Further clinical studies are warranted and in progress. Please always consult your healthcare provider. This is not intended as medical advice.