Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice which is known for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. It is obtained from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum.
Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods as a condiment and flavouring material. It is also used in many dessert recipes, such as apple pie, doughnuts, buns, spicy candies, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, liqueurs etc.
Calorific value: 100 grams offers 247 kcal Energy.
Total Fat 1.2g(1%), Saturated fat 0.3g(1%), Polyunsaturated fat 0.1g, Monounsaturated fat 0.2g, Sodium 10mg(0%), Potassium 431mg(12%), Total Carbohydrate 81g(27%), Dietary fiber 53g(211%), Sugar 2.2g, Protein 4g(8%), Vitamin A-5%, Vitamin C-6%, Calcium-100%, Iron-46%, Vitamin B 6-10%, Magnesium15%
Cinnamon is used as a natural food preservative. Powerful antioxidants such as polyphenols present in Cinnamon protects the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Daily use of Cinnamon has positive effects on blood sugar levels, digestion, immunity and more. Useful in reducing the risk of cancer and neuro-degenerative disorders. The antimicrobial effects of Cinnamon prevent tooth decay and reduce bad breath. It also relieves inflammation. The Cinnamon-sticks have anticoagulant (prevents blood-clotting) function and prevents platelet clogging inside the blood vessels thus preventing stroke .