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Nutritional Value of Cinnamon and Nutmeg



Nutritional Value of Cinnamon: Cinnamon is the dried light brown colored bark of a cinnamon tree. It has a strong aromatic fragrance and a sweet taste. It is used both as a medicine and as a spice due to a number of its physical properties and effects.

Nutritional Facts of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is rich in magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium. It also has good amounts of sodium, iron, and manganese, along with small amounts of zinc, copper, and selenium.

Vitamin Content of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is rich in choline and has good amount of vitamin A, C, E (alpha tocopherol), niacin, and betaine. It also has small amounts of vitamin K, B6, and pantothenic acid.

Caloric Content of cinnamon

100 grams of Cinnamon has 247 calories. Calories from fat are only 10.

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is commonly used in the winter seasons, as it is warming in nature. It cures the common cold, cough and congestion of lungs, digestion troubles, toothaches, bad breath, and diarrhea. Cinnamon is used in the treatment of type II diabetes and insulin resistance and also reduces the risk of colon cancer. (Read more)

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Nutritional Value of Nutmeg: Nutmeg is an oval-shaped seed of the nutmeg tree. The sweet powder of the dried spice is commonly used in different food dishes, drinks, and bakery products.

Nutritional Facts of Nutmeg

Nutmeg is rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. It has a good amount of sodium and small amounts of iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.

Vitamin Content of Nutmeg

Nutmeg has good amount of vitamin A, C, and choline. It also has a small amount of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, and folate.

Caloric Content of Nutmeg

100 grams of nutmeg has 525 calories. Calories from fat are 304.

Health Benefits of Nutmeg

Nutmeg cures stomach aches and diarrhea, while helping to detoxify the body, reduce blood pressure, and increase blood circulation. It is also good for digestion, as well as in reducing acidity, relieving vomiting, and reducing flatulence. Finally, it is used as a medicine for respiratory problems.

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