The bark of this tree is dried to make the familiar curled sticks and ground powder of this memory-enhancing savory spice.
Nutrition: Cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese and a very good source of dietary fiber, calcium and iron. Cinnamon's unique healing abilities come from three basic types of components in the essential oils found in its bark. These essential oils combat microbes (bacteria and fungi), help in memory and brain function, and in blood sugar control.
Tasty Tip: Sprinkle Cinnamon into bean dishes or pasta sauce for an enriching, warming flavor.