Cinnamon is an aromatic spice made from the peeled, dried, and rolled bark of a Cinnamomum plant family, more commonly found in  Southeast Asian region. It has been known to have the warmest, most soothing fragrances, and is popular for use as a spice, medicine, and even as household decorative fixtures.

Cinnamon provides high amounts of calcium and fiber. A mere teaspoon provides a whopping 22% of the daily recommended value in manganese. It helps metabolize fat and carbohydrates, regulate blood sugar, absorb calcium, has antimicrobial agents and is essential for optimal brain and nerve function. It’s also a component of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase that helps neutralize free radicals to prevent damage of cell membranes and DNA. Proper levels of manganese have been linked to the prevention of diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, and even PMS.

  1. Total Fat 1.2 g 1%
    Saturated fat 0.3 g 1%
    Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
    Monounsaturated fat 0.2 g
    Trans fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
    Sodium 10 mg 0%
    Potassium 431 mg 12%
    Total Carbohydrate 81 g 27%
    Dietary fiber 53 g 211%
    Sugar 2.2 g
    Protein 4 g 8%
    Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 6%
    Calcium 100% Iron 46%
    Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 10%
    Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 15%
    *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Sources include: USDA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s