Not All Cinnamon is Created Equally – What to Look For

There are two main types of cinnamon and one contains something that is hard on the liver. What to look for in your cinnamon.

Cinnamon is a very popular spice.  It is not only delicious but has many health benefits. While it is cheap and widely available you may not have known there are two main types – and only one you will find in most supermarkets. Both of them are healthy, but one contains a toxin that is harmful if you consume too much.  The common variety is cassia.  It contains coumarin which in high amounts can be too much for your liver.  Those who use a lot of cinnamon may want to invest in the higher quality variety Ceylon.  You can get it online and in specialty market stores.  Audra brings in the one she purchased on Amazon.