Tracey Posted October 30, 2012 Share Posted October 30, 2012 Even though I know that cinnamon is compliant in the Whole 30 program, I was researching it, just to see if what I have in my kitchen is 'good' cinnamon. What I found was that there's different types, the 'real' cinnamon, called Ceylon, and the other more common yet less expensive type is called Cassia (this is the one sold in all the stores). So I researched Cassia, since after reading my Trader Joe's cinnamon label closely, discovered that Cassia Cinnamon is what I have. To my chagrin, Wikipedia defines Cassia as a legume (gasp!!). See below: Cassia (legume), a tree/shrub genus in the bean family (Fabaceae) Three principal species of Cinnamomum used to produce cassia bark, a spice similar to cinnamon: Cinnamomum cassia, cassia or Chinese cinnamon, a cinnamon tree from southern China and Indochina My question is: should I be worried about using my cinnamon for this 30-dayprogram? (I'm on day 8!) Help!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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