Transcript: Taylor, Carly, Yadira Cinnamon should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place. It has a long shelf life (up to a year) but it can be preserved longer if store in a refrigerator. One of the oldest spices, used in Ancient Egypt, considered more precious then gold, has multiple uses then and now, first commodities traded regularly in Eurpope French Toast-used again, as a main ingredient/flavor enhancer Description: brown bark of a cinnamon tree, available as whole quill or ground powder, 100 varieties, sweet warm taste http://gourmet.lovetoknow.com/Where_Does_Cinnamon_Come_From Cinnamon is warm and sweet in taste and has a very nice sweet smell also Culinary Uses Cinnamon Geographical Location Cinnamon Buns-used as a main ingredient/ flavor enhancer Medicinal Purposes General History Availability Shelf Life/Storage Cinnamon has recently been found to help regulate glucose levels in type 2 diabetes patients (in pill form) It also helps with insulin levels. The cinnamon spice comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree which is found in Sri Lanka. It is also found in other places with tropical climates such as Java, Burma, Borneo and other places in South America. Assorted Warm Beverages-Cinnamon sticks are added to enhance/add flavor Sources Taste/Aroma Cinnamon: A spice http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=68 Cinnamon is available ground or whole (quill). It is available in mostly any form.
Transcript: where did cinnamon come from? Cinnamon is from Ceylon - today’s Sri Lanka - and is harvested from a tall tree, although Arabian traders used to say it was gathered only from nests of the phoenix bird in marshes guarded by winged serpents and bats. They told the tale to keep rivals from competing in the spice’s trade. things we use cinnamon for The cinnamon spice flavors everything from breakfast cereal to toothpaste. However, cinnamon also has been touted by alternative medicine practitioners for its medicinal properties, particularly when the oil is used.Cinnamon may relieve rheumatic pain and muscle spasms. It’s warming and can stimulate both physically and emotionally - it was once known as an aphrodisiac. The spice’s oil is used in aromatherapy to relieve headaches and menstrual cramps and to reduce irritability and drowsy what does cinnamon taste like???? cinnamon is kinda spicy, bitter and sweet Spicy alone, but sweet if you combine it with the right things, like oatmeal cinnamon the end why do people take cinnamon Some research has found that a particular type of cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, may lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. However, other studies have not found a benefit. Studies of cinnamon for lowering cholesterol and treating yeast infections in people with HIV have been inconclusive. Lab studies have found that cinnamon may reduce inflammation, have antioxidant effects, and fight bacteria. But it’s unclear what the implications are for people. For now, studies have been mixed, and it’s unclear what role cinnamon may play in improving health.
Transcript: Macronutrients Cinnamon in Cuisine Macronutrients are the types of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates that our body requires in large amounts. They are a combination of the essential nutrients that supply energy to the body, needed for growth, maintenance and activity. Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of two different species of trees Cinnamomum cassia is stronger in taste and darker in colour- most commonly used in Canada and the United States Cinnamomum zeylanicum is the sweeter and much lighter version- believed to be the true cinnamon Grown in Sir Lanka, South India, China and Vietnam Origin Micronutrients Cinnamon Accessibility By: Samantha Ruberto What do these nutrients do for your body? Native land for Cinnamon Cinnamon is a popular spice used all over the world It is distinctive in both smell and taste Depending on what part of the world you are in, cinnamon is used in very different ways Most known to Americans is in sweets and baked goods such as pies, cakes, and cookies 2 teaspoons of cinnamon has half the daily recommended serving of manganese 2 teaspoons also has 10% of the recommended daily serving of iron 2 teaspoons contains 10% of the recommended serving of dietary fiber to be consumed daily A teaspoon of cinnamon has 2 grams of carbohydrates in it 1.4 grams of fibre included in the carbohydrates 4% men and 6% female daily reccomended fiber intake Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals that the body only requires in small amounts. They are still a very important part of your daily diet, essential to proper body functioning. Cinnamon grows in Sir Lanka and Southeast Asia primarily Can also be found in China and Vietnam Use dates back to 2800 BC in Sir Lanka Was believed to be a remedy that could cure common illnesses Cinnamon Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy Cinnamon has high dietary fibers which fall under the sub category of carbohydrates called complex carbohydrates Zero trans fat and 1% saturated fat in 100mg of cinnamon Manganese can help the body utilize other important nutrients Iron is an essential nutrient to the body that helps in the production of red blood cells Available at most grocery stores and superstores 10 oz jar for about $4.00 at Costco $4.49 for 1 lbs bag of cinnamon sticks
Transcript: CINNAMON Importance of Small Scale Production. Introducing a new method for cinnamon peeling The World Largest Cinnamon Provider Cinnamon 85% Used hand tools Less efficiency Less quality NOT OPERATIONALLY FEASIBLE Can it be developed more? S.P. Premathilake Research Station, Department of Export Agriculture, Matale ( A researcher on the existing processes) Tools Used Thanks Additional demand for 10 000 tons Survey Details Production of Cinnamon 85% CINNAMON Existing Solutions Traditional Methods Existing Solutions US $ 16.5 millions Introducing a new method for cinnamon peeling A final year project in UOM Our Objective ?
Transcript: BASIL basil is a light green,leafy plant basil is primarily grown in the US, France and the Mediterranean region. basil has a sweet , herbal bouquet. basil="be fragrant cinnamon is a dried bark off various laural trees
Transcript: CINNAMON Cinnamon came from SRI LANKA is now use all all over the world for recipes like cakes and icecearm HOW TO MAKE A CUPCAKE WITH CINNAMON 3/4 cup shortening 1-1/2 cups sugar 4 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/4 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup 2% milk In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg whites and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon over each cupcake. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. For frosting, in a small bowl, cream the shortening, vanilla and cinnamon. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Add milk; beat until light and fluffy. Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Yield: 17 cupcakes. http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Cinnamon-Cupcakes
Transcript: Cinnamon comes in many different forms, but the most common seen around is the brown cinnamon stick which is brown bark from a cinnamon tree. This is a very popular spice. Cinnamon can help unwanted clotting with the blood platelets. Also cinnamon can help lessen an impact on blood sugar levels. Cinnamon is also really liked as a spice to put in many foods. Health Benefits: Cinnamon has unique healing abillities that come from three basic components in the oil. Cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol. Cinnamon is rarley found in the u.s. In grocery stores cinnamon will usally cost up to $1-10 on average in stores Where is it grown? Cultural importance? Economic importance: What does it look like? Cinnamon is grown in many places such as Sri Lanka, India,Madagascar,Brazil, and The Carribeans. This is grown in any type of soil as long as there are tropical conditions. CINNAMON
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