Uses for Ground and Stick Cinnamon
♦ Add 1.25 tsp. to prepared oatmeal, yogurt or French toast batter.♦ Use for baking apples, add to your favorite curry recipe, sprinkle over ground coffee before brewing, top-off a latte or hot cocoa, use generously in puddings, especially in bread pudding.
♦ Use whole cinnamon sticks and brew for a delicious, healthy hot tea.
♦ The secret in releasing the color and taste is to allow sticks to fully boil for about 5 minutes then add cold water, cover, turn off fire, and allow to steep for about 10 minutes before serving.
- ♦ Studies show that simply ? teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
- ♦ Studies also suggest that cinnamon has a regulatory effect on blood sugar; making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance disorders.
- ♦ Cinnamon has shown amazing abilities to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.
- ♦ In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
- ♦ It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
- ♦ A study at Copenhagen University showed that patients given ? a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with 1 tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
- ♦ Cinnamon added has shown to inhibit bacterial growth and food spoilage ? making it a natural, non-toxic food preservative.
- ♦ A study found that simply smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory ? confirming the health benefits of aromatherapy that has been used for centuries.
- ♦ Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
- ♦ Cinnamon is packed with manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.