Nutrition and buying tips: Cassia Cinnamon

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Natural Cassia Cinnamon Sticks

All values below are per 1 tsp (2.6g) of ground cassia cinnamon.

Proximates
Water 0.28g
Energy 6kcal
Protein 0.10g
Total lipid (fat) 0.03g
Carbohydrate, by difference 2.10g
Fiber, total dietary 1.4g
Sugars, total 0.06g

Minerals
Calcium, Ca 26mg
Iron, Fe 0.22mg
Magnesium, Mg 2mg
Phosphorus, P 2mg
Potassium, K 11mg
Sodium, Na 0mg
Zinc, Zn 0.05mg

Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.1mg
Thiamin 0.001mg
Riboflavin 0.001mg
Niacin 0.035mg
Vitamin B-6 0.004mg
Folate, DFE 0µg
Vitamin B-12 0.00µg
Vitamin A, RAE 0µg
Vitamin A, IU 8IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), 0.06mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg
Vitamin D 0IU
Vitamin K, 0.8

Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.009g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.006
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.002
Cholesterol 0mg

Tips on buying quality cinnamon sticks

Our recommendation is to to buy as fresh whenever possible, and also whole. Powdered cinnamon is easily diluted, as lesser varieties of cinnamon can be used, or cinnamon from very old crop that has nearly no flavour left. More detail can be found here. Good quality cassia cinnamon sticks come from southern china on the western tributaries of the pearl river. Here, the sticks have a sweet and spicy flavour unique to Chinese cinnamon. They are also highly concentrated in essential oils, hence the flavour is much stronger and highly distinctive. In case you’re unsure, please refer to our quality and grade standards here when buying good quality whole cassia cinnamon sticks.

 

Data taken from United States Department of Agriculture


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