Cinnamon is the spice used around the world for centuries. This spice has a pleasant flavour and warm smell that has made it popular in cooking, particularly in baking and curries. The spice comes from the inner bark of a small evergreen tree. The bark is peeled and dried in the sun.
Nutrients in cinnamon powder
Cinnamon is the bark of cinnamon, so it contains most of ít nutrients.
- Vitamins: Cinnamon powder contains a lot of vitamins such as A, B1, C. They’re very good for blood and eyes and help anti-inflammatory.
- Minerals: In addition to vitamins, the powder akso contains a large amount of minerals , including iron, calcium, potassium, zinc …
- Important amino acids: pyridoxine, patithenic
- A high content of fiber and antioxidants.
- Essential oil with 3% sugar, tannin, fat …
According to some studies, consuming from 1 to 6 grams of cinnamon per day helps regulate blood glucose levels, improve and support the treatment of diabetes but how to use cinnamon powder effectively is another question.
Use cinnamon powder to cook
Taking advantage of the pungency of cinnamon powder, people add it to the dishes. The goal is to increase the delicious taste or remove the fishy taste from fish and meat, help the pot of water used in the noodles, pho add more flavor. You can marinate with fish and meat from the beginning, or add with chili, lemongrass, onions, pepper, … to completely eliminate the fishy smell.
Used to make drinks
Cinnamon with its spicy property is used in beverage preparation, especially drinks in the cold season. Cinnamon helps the body keep warm, increase respiration and enhance blood circulation.
When combined with coffee: Cinnamon powder has a naturally light sweetness, so when added to drinks, it can reduce the amount of sugar in a cup of coffee. Especially, with its unique taste, cinnamon powder blended with coffee will make a familiar drink become special. Adding cinnamon powder to coffee not only helps increase the delicious taste, but also helps the drinker increase the alertness and the pleasure because of the high amount of essential oil in cinnamon powder that can stimulate the nerves.
Used to make your room fragant
Pleasant scent from essential oil will help your room become fragrant. We can also put a cinnamon stick in the kitchen to help eliminate the bad odor.
Repell mosquitoes and insects
Mosquitoes hate the smell of cinnamon, especially cinnamon essential oil. One study showed that essential oil in cinnamon also takes effect in killing the larvae of mosquitoes.