A couple of years ago, several of my favorite trusted mega bloggers were sharing the idea that there was a true cinnamon and a cinnamon that was not a true cinnamon. The statement was being made that Ceyla cinnamon was the true cinnamon. It had all the health benefits that cinnamon was said to have and that cassia cinnamon had none of the super powers that we have always heard that true cinnamon had. It has actually been said that eating too much cassia cinnamon could have negative affects on our health.
After reading several articles, I started buying only Ceyla cinnamon. I use a lot of it in the fall, for flavoring drinks, baked goods, oatmeal and even meat dishes.
My mom was telling me that she read an article about the benefits of cinnamon and honey; so naturally I got out my bottle of Ceyla cinnamon to show her. After my mom left a friend stopped by and saw the bottle sitting on my counter. I told her what I “knew”. I also told her that I had shared this bottle as “Donna’s Favorite Amazon Product” on my Face Book page. I had prepared a post about it for the blog and was interested to see what the response would be.
My friend shared with me about how one of my favorite mega bloggers had written an article refuting the original information. So, I read that article and was pretty disappointed. How frustrating!
What are we supposed to believe? I do not consider myself a professional blogger, or an informational blogger. I am a lifestyle blogger. I just write about what is going on in my little world.
So here is what I am doing. I prefer the flavor and the smell of the Ceyla Cinnamon over the Cassia Cinnamon. For now, I am not going to do a knee jerk thing. I made an order to re-stock my near empty bottle and changed the blog post.