What is Ceylon Cinnamon? A tropical evergreen tree, Ceylon Cinnamon or Cinnamomum verum, also known as the True Cinnamon, differs in texture, taste and aroma from the widely used Chinese cinnamon or cassia. Harvested from shoots, the tougher outer bark is scrapped off, leaving the softer, lighter-coloured, sweeter-tasting inner bark. The bark is dried and rolled into quills, or can be easily ground into powder or further processed to extract the volatile oils.
Ceylon Cinnamon bark has been traditionally used in oriental warming tonics to improve blood circulation, complexion and memory, and for nervous tension. Cinnamon is used by western herbalists as a natural anti inflammatory (for bone and joint health), for gastrointestinal problems, for respiratory ailments due to colds and flu, and in dental hygiene products.
In a 2009 study on cinnamon and diabetes, people with Type 2 diabetes who ate cinnamon twice per day for a period of 90 days saw their blood sugar levels drop. The study reported at www.MayoClinic.com, suggested that cinnamon may improve how the body handles sugar.
Ceylon Cinnamon used in Bee Strong is certified-organic (USDA and OPCC/Pro Cert. Canada), free from pesticides, and is processed from bark that has not been irradiate or fumigated. Combined with 100% pure unprocessed Canadian honey, Bee Strong cinnamon and honey is a healthy honey everyone can enjoy.
How to Use
- 1 teaspoon (10 g) per day to start.
- Delicious straight off the spoon or spread on toast.
- For a health tonic, add to
a shake, smoothie or add to
warm water as a tea.
Honey Health Tip - Mrs. Bee
’s Healthy Cinnamon Toast
For a quick, healthy cinnamon toast, spread 1 tsp. of Bee Strong on toasted bread (suggest whole wheat, brown, multigrain or ancient grains). Instead of sugar, use as a spread for French Toast or add 1 tsp. to batter.
Bee Strong Product Information
Made by NutraBee, purveyors of Pure Gourmet Honey Products, this product is available in single jars of 350 g/12.35 oz. Serving size, 1 teaspoon (10 g). Servings per jar, 35. Discount available when ordering 3 or more jars.