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Monday, 9 July 2012

Cinnamon

What is Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a small tree that grows in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Brazil, Vietnam, and Egypt. It's one of the oldest known spices. To prepare it, the bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled into cinnamon sticks, also called quills. Cinnamon can also be dried and ground into a powder.
The characteristic flavor and aroma of cinnamon comes from a compound in the essential oil of the bark called cinnamonaldehyde. Although there are four main varieties of cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon and Cassia cinnamon are the most popular.

Although available throughout the year, the fragrant, sweet and warm taste of cinnamon is a perfect spice to use during the winter months.

Health Benefits


  • Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
  • Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.
  • In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
  • It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
  • In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
  • When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
  • One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
  • Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
  • It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
  • Scoop of Cinnamon a Day Can Help You Lose Weight
Pls be aware of side effects before you start taking large amount.
Medical disclaimer:
 
The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.


Names In Other Languages for Cinnamon(Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu)::



Nutritional value


NUTRITION INFORMATION
Amounts per 1 tbsp (8g)

Calorie Information
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calories
19.1
(80.0 kJ)
1%
  From Carbohydrate
17.8
(74.5 kJ)
  From Fat
0.8
(3.3 kJ)
  From Protein
0.6
(2.5 kJ)
  From Alcohol
0.0
(0.0 kJ)

Carbohydrates
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Carbohydrate
6.2
g
2%
Dietary Fiber
4.1
g
16%
Starch
~
Sugars
0.2
g

Fats & Fatty Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Fat
0.1
g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.0
g
0%
Monounsaturated Fat
0.0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.0
g
Total trans fatty acids
0.0
g
Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids
0.0
g
Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids
~
Total Omega-3 fatty acids
0.9
mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids
3.4
mg
Protein & Amino Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Protein
0.3
g
1%

Vitamins
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Vitamin A
22.9
IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.3
mg
0%
Vitamin D
~
~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
0.2
mg
1%
Vitamin K
2.4
mcg
3%
Thiamin
0.0
mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.0
mg
0%
Niacin
0.1
mg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.0
mg
1%
Folate
0.5
mcg
0%
Vitamin B12
0.0
mcg
0%
Pantothenic Acid
0.0
mg
0%
Choline
0.9
mg
Betaine
0.3
mg

Minerals
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calcium
77.7
mg
8%
Iron
0.6
mg
4%
Magnesium
4.7
mg
1%
Phosphorus
5.0
mg
0%
Potassium
33.4
mg
1%
Sodium
0.8
mg
0%
Zinc
0.1
mg
1%
Copper
0.0
mg
1%
Manganese
1.4
mg
68%
Selenium
0.2
mcg
0%
Fluoride
~

Sterols
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Cholesterol
0.0
mg
0%
Phytosterols
2.0
mg

Other
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Alcohol
0.0
g
Water
0.8
g
Ash
0.3
g
Caffeine
0.0
mg
Theobromine
0.0
mg


Footnotes for Spices, cinnamon, ground [Cassia]
Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.

Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

Nutrition Data's Opinion, Completeness Score™, Fullness Factor™, Rating, Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL), and Better Choices Substitutions™ are editorial opinions of NutritionData.com, given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist or health-care professional. Nutrition Data's opinions and ratings are based on weighted averages of the nutrient densities of those nutrients for which the FDA has established Daily Values, and do not consider other nutrients that may be important to your health or take into account your individual needs. Consequently, Nutrition Data's higher-rated foods may not necessarily be healthier for you than lower-rated ones. All foods, regardless of their rating, have the potential to play an important role in your diet.

The Amino Acid Score has not been corrected for digestibility, which could reduce its value.

IF Rating™ is a trademark of Monica Reinagel. Data for the IF Rating was provided by inflammationfactor.com.


Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/180/2#ixzz1yJVWGLCR

Cinnamon Substitute


Substitute nutmeg or allspice or ginger for cinnamon. All of these might be close but not exactly same

Where it can be used

It is used in many breakfast dishes like Oats, Bread, cake etc.. It can be used in desert to add flavour and any main dish
It can be used as room refreshner, or bug repellent

How to Store

Store it in air tight container


Recipe Using   cinnamon  (Here I list only main dishes.. but Coriander can be used in lot of dishes for decoration or just to add little flavour)


http://Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com --> Search for cinnamon




2 comments:

  1. wow...thats a great post Veena..
    bookmarking this page..:)
    Tasty Appetite

    ReplyDelete
  2. thanks. great work. keep going good!
    Rinush

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