Important things in Cinnamon to know

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Cinnamon Facts:

Ceylon Cinnamon is one of the world’s most widely consumed spices, from this blog post you will get a clear idea about Cinnamon Grades, Attributes, and nutritional facts.

Cinnamon is grading by the diameter sizes of the sticks

Grade Diameter (max. mm)
Alba 6-7 mm
Continental (C )
C5 Sp. 7-9 mm
C5 10-12 mm
C4 13 mm
C3 16 mm
C2 17 mm
C 19 mm
Mexican (M)
M5 Sp. 16 mm
M5 16 mm
M4 19 mm
Hamburg (H)
H1 23 mm
H2 25 mm
H3 38 mm

 

Main attributes of the Cinnamon

Colour Pale brown to slightly reddish color
Ground cinnamon – yellowish to reddish-brown in color
Odor Characteristic fresh aroma
Flavor Delicate and sweet flavor characteristic to Ceylon cinnamon. It shall be free from foreign flavor. Including mustiness.
Moisture Not more than 15% for quills and 12% for other grades
Volatile Oil Minimum 1% for quills and 0.7% for other grades on dry
basis.
Shelf Life Minimum of 1 year
Packing Packaged in clean, sound, dry packages, made of jute,
cloth, paper, or polyethylene bags.

 

Nutritional facts (According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon weighing 2.6 g contains)

  • energy: 6.42 calories
  • carbohydrates: 2.1 g
  • Dietary fiber: 1 g (4 percent daily value, or DV)
  • Vitamin K: 1 microgram (1.22 percent DV)
  • calcium: 26.1 milligrams (mg)
  • iron: 0.21 mg
  • magnesium: 1.56 mg
  • phosphorus: 1.66 mg
  • potassium: 11.2 mg
  • vitamin A: 0.39 micrograms

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