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Spices, Cinnamon

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About This Food

Description

Cinnamon is the dried bark of various laurel trees in the cinnamomun family. One of the more common trees from which cinnamon is derived is the cassia, however true cinnamon - Cinnamomum verum or cinnamomum zeylancium- is native to Sri Lanka.

Cassia, which is the "cinnamon" you will primarily find in the United States contains a compound called coumarin which can be toxic if consumed in high quantities.

Cinnamon has a sweet, woody fragrance in both ground and stick forms that enhances the taste of almost any food ranging from fruits to meats.

Estimated Glycemic Load=1
Antioxidant Score (
ORAC)=267,536

Selecting & Storing

Store in a cool, dark, dry place.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Manganese
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)cinnamon

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Calories: 7

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.04 g
Saturated Fat
0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
2.42 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.83 g
Sugars
0.07 g
Fiber
1.59 g
Protein
0.12 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
8.85 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.11 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.07 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.94 mg
1%
Folate
0.18 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.04 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.33 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
30.06 mg
3%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.25 mg
1%
Magnesium
1.8 mg
0%
Manganese
0.52 mg
26%
Phosphorous
1.92 mg
0%
Potassium
12.93 mg
0%
Selenium
0.09 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.3 mg
0%
Zinc
0.05 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0.03 mcg
Beta-carotene
3.36 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
3.87 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
6.66 mcg
Lycopene
0.45 mcg

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