Fun Cinnamon Facts and Recipes

March 26, 2010 at 2:36 am 2 comments

  • Cinnamon is a tree and its bark is used to make the spice

  • The best cinnamon is Ceylon from Sri Lanka, a related spice called Cassia is sold as cinnamon and is referred to as Chinese cinnamon or Indonesian, we well them all.
  • Cinnamaldehyde a compound in the bark gives cinnamon its scent and flavor
  • The Chinese documented the use of the use of Cinnamon in 2800 BC
  • In the past only the wealthy could afford cinnamon

  • Two teaspoons of cinnamon has 12 calories
  • Cinnamon contains manganese, fiber, iron and calcium
  • Cinnamon was one of the first traded spices in history, traders even brought it all the way from Sri Lanka to Palestine!
  • Cinnamon, Chili powder and salt are the most common seasonings in American homes

Recipes ideas:

  • add to curries and biriyani
  • add apples and cinnamon to your bread dough to make an apple streusal bread

  • add apples and cinnamon to your salad
  • add sliced apples, brie and cinnamon to a panini
  • grind sugar and cinnamon together to spice up your sugar!
  • mix cinnamon and honey with cream cheese for a bagel topping with pizazz
  • add cinnamon to your morning oatmeal
  • add to your hot chocolate before bed
  • sprinkle on baked butternut squash or sweet potato
  • add a little cinnamon to cous cous

The list is endless what will you do with yours?

feel free to comment and let us know.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. leaannbrown  |  April 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog as I’m glad to find yours.. I knew a little bit of tis about cinnamon but not all. Thanks for the information. You’ve gained a subscriber.

  • 2. spiceadvice  |  April 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Lea Ann oh thanks great to have you, Rebecca of Spice Advice


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