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Cinnamon

There is a reason why cinnamon, which originates from Sri Lanka, has been used since biblical times, it adds great flavor to drinks and sweets. What would coffee, or frothy hot milk be without some cinnamon sprinkled on top, or baked apples? They just wouldn’t be the same. Not only does it add a bit of zing to your favorite foods and drinks, it also has payloads of antioxidants which help fight cancer and other illnesses caused by free radicals.

And that’s not all. Cinnamon has essential oils, as well as vitamin A, niacin, and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). In small amounts, the sweet spice with a mild aniseed flavor has also been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes. However, in large amounts cinnamon can have the opposite effect, causing choking and respiratory distress, even convulsions and depression.

It’s not meant to be abused, but to be used in moderation, to enhance everything from cookies and cakes, to chicken, fish and rice dishes. This is a special spice to be enjoyed!

 

 

 

 

 

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