Spice of the Month: Cinnamon

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College

The Spice of March is Cinnamon!


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One of the oldest culinary spices used widely for its sweet and warm taste. Sweet, bitter, pungent is versatile, and can be used either ground or as a whole stick. Used often in Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Spanish cuisines, cinnamon pairs nicely with Apples, Chocolate, Custards, Desserts, and savory stews. It is best to add early in the cooking process, to retain the most flavor. Not only is cinnamon delicious, but recent research suggests that it may help regulate blood sugar & insulin levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes or insulin resistance.

Besides adding to oatmeal in the morning, or sprinkling it in your soup-here are some more ways to use cinnamon!

Do you like the taste of cinnamon? What are some of your favorite ways to use it?


epilator reviews posted on March 8, 2011 at 4:41 am

I’ll be honest and say that I’m not a fan of cinnamon, I think it’s one of those tastes that you either love or hate.

That being said bearing in mind the good it does for blood sugar levels I am going to try it in my next soup, thanks for the post I will give you my feedback soon.

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Ayfiel posted on January 27, 2012 at 5:05 am

cinnamon also has many benefits for health. Cinnamon is very good that we make part of our recipes. thank you
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