Cinnamon is a spice made from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree.
It is widely popular and has been linked to some impressive health benefits, including a lower risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
The two main types of cinnamon are:
Cassia: Also called “regular” cinnamon, this is the most commonly used type.
Ceylon: Known as “true” cinnamon, Ceylon has a lighter and less bitter taste.
Cassia cinnamon is more commonly found in supermarkets, given that it’s much cheaper than Ceylon cinnamon.
While Cassia cinnamon is safe to eat in small to moderate amounts, eating too much may cause health problems. This is because it contains high amounts of a compound called coumarin.
Research has found that eating too much coumarin may harm your liver and increase the risk of cancer.