Our rich, aromatic cinnamon is a pantry essential with incredible taste. Enjoy in all your recipes, hot or cold drinks, sprinkled on yogurt and more. Cinnamon: In medieval times doctors used cinnamon as a medicinal plant, and modern research suggests its health benefits are equally impressive today. Cinnamon has been shown to help the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels and is often recommended as a dietary addition for diabetics. It also provides high amounts of calcium and fiber, and one teaspoon provides 22% of the recommended daily amount for manganese. Cinnamon's essential oils contain active components called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol that are also being studied for their ability to boost brain activity and for anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties.