Every human body extremely needs nutrients to get active, fresh, healthful and energetic. Good macronutrients like carbohydrates tend to give you enough energy to work properly. The longing wants of micronutrients, (mineral and vitamins) enable chemical reactions to occur at the fast pace. Likewise, proteins and fats are equally important to supply energy to the body.

Spices are highly consumed due to diversified health benefits and most importantly, the nutrient facts and values. Among the oldest and most popular spices, Ceylon Cinnamon is a warm, distinctive and pungent spice, highly used for flavoring and medical properties. Ceylon cinnamon is widely known as Ceylon True Cinnamon or Real Ceylon Cinnamon. Further, the scientific name is Cinnamon Verum.

Cigar-shaped Ceylon cinnamon sticks contain an adequate amount of manganese and calcium which is helpful in treating people with diabetes, epilepsy, and many other ailments. It is also a great source of iron and fiber. Ceylon Cinnamon is gluten-free, salt-free and sugar-free; however, several pieces of research conclude that appropriate use of Ceylon True Cinnamon lowers the risk of diabetes. Other than spice, it is also used as a healing supplement where proanthocyanidin, a compound, is responsible for providing therapeutic effect of cinnamon against hypertension, diabetes, and other diseases. The nutritional benefits make Ceylon cinnamon more preferable than other common types.

Understanding the nutrient values of true cinnamon

As rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus; true cinnamon strongly carries good nutritional facts. The safer and healthier spice has much more magical values as the presence of sodium, manganese and iron already make it stronger than other spices. A small quantity of copper, zinc and selenium is also found in the true cinnamon.

Below mentioned nutritional values are only based on 100 grams of true cinnamon.

Content of Vitamin - The use of Ceylon cinnamon is greatly beneficial due to the higher contents of the vitamin in the bark powder. Vitamin K and Vitamin E are found in the large quantities. A small quantity of vitamin A and C is also present. It also obtains limited Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Thiamin, and folates. The richness of cinnamon is truly understood by the significant values of the nutrients.

Caloric Content - 100 grams of Ceylon cinnamon powder has only 247 calories. Which is only, 12 calories for 2 tbsp ground cinnamon.

Content of Minerals - The rich spice carries 1002mg (approximately 1g) of calcium, 60mg (0.06g) of magnesium, 64mg (0.064g) of phosphorus whereas copper carries 0.339 mg, iron 8.32mg, manganese 17.46mg and zinc 1.83mg only.

Ceylon Cinnamon is very high in anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory properties. ORAC (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity) recorded it to have hundred times more anti-oxidant than apples and other foods having 267536 trolex equivalents (TE).

It acquires minor presence of sodium and potassium.

Further 100 grams of Ceylon True Cinnamon only has 50.59gram of carbohydrates, 3.99 gram of proteins and 1.24 gram of total fat.

It contains no cholesterol. A perfect healthy spice has no cholesterol values.

An aromatic essential oil is also extracted from the bark, which also obtains strong nutritional values and is greatly advantageous for countless medical and health purposes.

Real cinnamon enjoys many outstanding health benefits, enriched with high nutritional facts, which enables it to become one of the healthful spices. The active ingredients present in the bark of true cinnamon bestow multiple properties that boosts up the energy levels and cut off several diseases.

Did you know that high levels of coumarin can badly damage the liver? True Cinnamon has ultra-low coumarin levels (0.04%), which make it more important than cassia cinnamon. A reasonable precaution describes that intake of not more than 6g of Ceylon cinnamon is more than enough for a week or even 6 days.

References:

1) Pure Ceylon Cinnamon

2) USDA Nutrient Data 

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