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Cinnamon Facts: Everything you need to know 

Spice School: Lesson 12

ORIGIN

23 VITAMINS & MINERALS

Cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka. It comes from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum.

DID YOU KNOW?

In the first century A.D., cinnamon was 15 times more expensive than silver, due to the high demand and very low availability.

SIX REASONS TO SPRINKLE SOME MORE

• Betaine

• Calcium

• Carotene

• Choline

• Copper

• Folate

• Iron

• Magnesium 

• Manganese

• Niacin

• Pantothenic Acid

• Phosphorus

• Potassium

• Riboflavin

• Selenium

• Sodium

• Thiamin

• Vitamin A

• Vitamin B-6

• Vitamin C

• Vitamin E

• Vitamin K

• Zinc

  • May have anti-inflammatory properties
  • May be loaded with antioxidants
  • May reduce the risk of heart disease
  • May lower blood sugar levels
  • May improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin May help fight bacterial and fungal infections
  • May help fight bacterial and fungal infections

MODERATION IS KEY

Repeated intake at higher doses may cause mouth sores, breathing problems and liver damage.

APPLICATIONS

Adds color and flavor to baked goods, marinades for meat, such as beef or lamb and a variety of other dishes.

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