LateChef LateChef




French Onion Soup with Mushrooms and Prime Rib recipe
Coffeecake Eschmann recipe
Apple and Blackberry Pie recipe



Saigon Cinnamon

Saigon cinnamon is derived from the bark of cassia trees, which are native to southeast asia. Saigon cinnamon, also known as vietnamese cassia, is one of the sweetest and strongest varieties of cinnamon. It's a member of the cinnamomun cassia family -- the predominant cinnamon variety sold in the united states, according to pennington biomedical research center.
Saigon cinnamon provides valuable health benefits common to all cinnamon varieties. True cinnamon is usually labeled "ceylon cinnamon" and comes principally from sri lanka, india, madagascar, brazil and the caribbean.
Cassia, on the other hand, is often designated as "chinese cinnamon" or "saigon cinnamon" and comes principally from indonesia, china, vietnam, japan and korea.
Both types of cinnamon are excellent sources of the trace mineral manganese which is an important activator of enzymes essential to building healthy bones as well as other physiological processes, including carbohydrate and fat metabolism.
Cinnamon has historically been used as a cold remedy, as well as a means of treating some digestive issues such as diarrhea (one japanese study even hinted at cinnamon helping to prevent stomach ulcers). When used to treat colds or digestive problems, cinnamon has been ingested as a tea, so don't think that eating a snickerdoodle is going to cure the runs.
Similar Recipes
American Try This Eggnog Cocktail With a Healthy Twist Dessert

Try This Eggnog Cocktail With a Healthy Twist

American Healthy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Dessert

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

American Creme Brulee Oatmeal BBQ Grill

Creme Brulee Oatmeal

American Cinnamon White Chocolate Cake Dessert

Cinnamon White Chocolate Cake

Mexican Biscochitos New Mexican Cookies Recipe Debitnm Dessert

Biscochitos New Mexican Cookies Recipe Debitnm

Australian Couscous Salad With Chickpeas Dates  Cinnamon Drink

Couscous Salad With Chickpeas Dates Cinnamon

American Pecan Pie Cheesecake 2 Dessert

Pecan Pie Cheesecake 2

French Cinnamon Sugar Recipe Dessert

Cinnamon Sugar Recipe

American Cinnamon Sugar 2 Dessert

Cinnamon Sugar 2

Canadian Warm Christmas Punch 2 Dessert

Warm Christmas Punch 2

Canadian Banana Sweet with Cinnamon Dessert

Banana Sweet with Cinnamon

American Monkey Bread 38 Breakfast

Monkey Bread 38

American Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Dessert

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

American Cinnamon Monkey Bread 2 Breakfast

Cinnamon Monkey Bread 2

Australian Cinnamon Cappuccino  Weight Watchers Dessert

Cinnamon Cappuccino Weight Watchers

British Creamy Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Dessert

Creamy Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee

American Cinnamon Pull Aparts 2 Breakfast

Cinnamon Pull Aparts 2

American Iced Cinnamon Coffee 3 Dessert

Iced Cinnamon Coffee 3

British Apple Potpourri 2 Dessert

Apple Potpourri 2

American Baking Spice  Copycat Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus Mix Breakfast

Baking Spice Copycat Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus Mix

British Kings Cider Dessert

Kings Cider

American Cinnamon Tortillas Dessert

Cinnamon Tortillas

Mexican Mexican Hot Chocolate 14 Dessert

Mexican Hot Chocolate 14

American Warm Christmas Punch 1 Dessert

Warm Christmas Punch 1

British Hot Milk to the Cinnamon and the Brown Sugar Dessert

Hot Milk to the Cinnamon and the Brown Sugar

Canadian Apple Slices With Cinnamon Sugar Dessert

Apple Slices With Cinnamon Sugar

American Cinnamon Toast 4 Breakfast

Cinnamon Toast 4

British Cinnamon Tortilla Chips 2 Dessert

Cinnamon Tortilla Chips 2

American Mocha Cinnamon Warmer Dessert

Mocha Cinnamon Warmer

American Cinnamon Quick Bread Dessert

Cinnamon Quick Bread

American Applesauce Basic Recipe Dessert

Applesauce Basic Recipe

American Cinnamon Coffee 1 Dessert

Cinnamon Coffee 1

Canadian Pancake Cocktail Dessert

Pancake Cocktail

American Snowcapped Cinnamon Hot Cocoa Dessert

Snowcapped Cinnamon Hot Cocoa

Mexican Cinnamon Crispas 1 Dessert

Cinnamon Crispas 1

American Spicy Apple Muffins 1 Dessert

Spicy Apple Muffins 1

Australian Chococinnabits Dessert

Chococinnabits

American Amandas Cinnamon Toast Breakfast

Amandas Cinnamon Toast

American Gingered Cinnamon Coffee Dessert

Gingered Cinnamon Coffee

American Coffee Imperial Dessert

Coffee Imperial

Mexican Mexican Coffee Chillata Dessert

Mexican Coffee Chillata

Australian Cinnamon and Raisin Oats Dessert

Cinnamon and Raisin Oats

American English Muffins Topped With Bananas and Cinnamon Sugar Breakfast

English Muffins Topped With Bananas and Cinnamon Sugar

American Cinnamon Coffee Cocoa Mix in a Jar Dessert

Cinnamon Coffee Cocoa Mix in a Jar

American Cinnamon Tea Dessert

Cinnamon Tea

American Texas Cinnamon Coffee Drink

Texas Cinnamon Coffee

Sudan Sudanese Cinnamon Tea Dessert

Sudanese Cinnamon Tea

Vietnamese Lacquered Saigon Chicken on a Beer Can BBQ Grill

Lacquered Saigon Chicken on a Beer Can

American Cinnamon Roll Cocktail 1 Dessert

Cinnamon Roll Cocktail 1

American Mocha Cinnamon Shake Dessert

Mocha Cinnamon Shake


Type 2 diabetes
Spices such as saigon cinnamon display insulin-enhancing properties. Of the two main classifications of cinnamon, cinnamomum cassia has shown greater benefits for blood glucose levels and insulin levels than cinnamomum zeylanicum.
An article published in "diabetes care" in december 2003 noted a study conducted on 30 men and 30 women with type 2 diabetes found that after consuming cinnamon for 40 days -- whether the dose was 1, 3 or 6 grams -- the test subjects showed reduced blood sugar levels, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and total cholesterol.
The study also suggested that including cinnamon in the daily diet might reduce diabetes and heart disease risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes.

Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial
Inflammation is one of your body's natural defense mechanisms against infection and injury, but when uncontrolled it could result in painful inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma and cancer.
According to memorial sloan kettering cancer center, in vitro studies -- those conducted in laboratory vessels or in a controlled laboratory environment, but not on humans -- have demonstrated cinnamon's anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

Antioxidant
Cinnamic aldehyde, also known as cinnamaldehyde, has, in some experiments, activated antioxidant responses in human colon cells, which has led some scientists to believe it might help with the prevention or treatment of certain cancers.
When it comes to the idea of cinnamon as a cancer cure, i am a bit dubious.
I have read of some other studies that suggested that elements of cinnamon may help to slow or halt the growth of specific types of tumors, but again, i'm not entirely sold, as the studies seemed pretty small and preliminary.

Weight loss
Just a quick addendum to the research that has been done regarding cinnamon and diabetes.
As was pointed out in some of the studies mentioned above (and additional studies that took place in countries ranging from the united states to pakistan), cinnamon appears to have a positive effect on insulin levels. Because insulin resistance can lead to weight problems, anything that may help to control it (i.e. Cinnamon) may help to aid weight loss. That said, there is no way you are going to lose weight by downing a dozen cinnamon rolls every day.

Go, instead, for cinnamon supplements, cinnamon tea, or perhaps some extra cinnamon sprinkled on your steel-cut, water-only, sugar-free oatmeal.
Brain function.
There has also been some research suggesting that cinnamon may aid brain function. One preliminary study found that subjects who smelled cinnamon or chewed cinnamon gum performed slightly better on cognitive tests when it came to memory and information processing speed.
While such results may be due to subjects' being put at ease by a relaxing action (chewing gum) or smelling a comforting smell, perhaps there is something else about cinnamon that gets people's noggins going.


Notice
The information and reference guides on this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications