Monday, September 17, 2007
Watkins Cinnamon (01115)
With Watkins Cinnamon you can be sure you are getting the best:
Flavor — Watkins Cinnamon contains a minimum of 2% essential oils, other brands contain 1% and some as low as .5%.
Quality — Each shipment Watkins receives is put through a battery of tests to ensure it is only the highest quality.
Particle size — Watkins Cinnamon is carefully ground and sifted to ensure uniform particle size and quality.
On the market — Watkins purchases only the best Cassia Cinnamon available. Our strict attention to detail makes our cinnamon the very best on the market.
Popular spice — Cinnamon is the world's oldest and most popular spice, know as the most important "sweet spice."
Two types — There are two types of cinnamon; Cassia and Ceylon. Cassia has a more intense flavor than Ceylon and is what we in North America call "cinnamon." Ceylon has a milder flavor, most Ceylon cinnamon imported to the United States is actually re-exported to Mexico.
Fun fact — If you stacked every tin of cinnamon Watkins has sold since 1895, it would be 12,411 times taller than the Empire State Building!
Make sure your customers' pantries are stocked with Watkins Cinnamon, the holiday baking season is right around the corner!
Cinnamon - it's not just for dessert!
Enjoy this simple recipe for an added kick of flavor at any meal. Cinnamon-Scented Grilled Chicken is perfect on salads, pasta and seasoned rice.
Cinnamon-Scented Grilled Chicken Breast
2-1/2 to 3 tbsp/40 to 45 mL fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Garlic Flakes
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Curry Powder
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Cinnamon
1/8 tsp/0.6 mL Watkins Black Pepper
Freshly ground Watkins Sea Salt to taste
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Combine lemon juice with all ingredients except chicken; mix well. Add chicken and turn to coat all sides. Allow to marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes. Grill or broil chicken 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Makes 4 servings.
Cinnamon has fantastic health benefits; you may find you'll want to sprinkle Watkins Cinnamon on just about everything you eat!
The Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that cinnamon made the body's cells more responsive to insulin, which in turn, helps to control the level of sugar or glucose in the blood.
In studies, blood sugar levels started rising as soon as cinnamon was stopped, emphasizing the importance of daily consumption.
New research shows that ground cinnamon may also reduce the bad LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides in type 2 diabetics.
1/4 tsp of cinnamon every day may help to lower blood sugar, fats and cholesterol by up to 30 percent!