Cinnamon is one of the most popular herbs and spices. In one study, eating a gram of cinnamon per day appeared to reduce fasting blood glucose concentration and improve the blood lipid profile in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Cinnamon is also rich in anti-inflammatory compounds. In traditional medicine, it is recommended to treat indigestion, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea, and flatulence.Nutritional Facts
One teaspoon of ground cinnamon provides 5 calories, 1.6 g carbohydrate, 0.1 g protein, 0.1 g fat, 1.1 g dietary fiber, 5 IU vitamin A, 1 mg vitamin C, 1 mcg folic acid, 10 mg potassium, 1 mg sodium, 1 mg phosphorus, 25 mg calcium, 0.76 mg iron, 1 mg magnesium, and 0.33 mg manganese.