Ground CINNAMON (Premium grade). Country of manufacture: India.
The spice cinnamon is obtained from the bark of evergreen cinnamon tree (lat.Cinnamomum verum) of the Lauraceae family up to 15 m on sale cinnamon — the spiciness comes sometimes in the form of rolled into a tube of pieces of bark, and more — in the form of a hammer.
The smell of cinnamon gradually fills the body and soul with warmth, inspires and soothes, removes the feeling of loneliness and brings calm, carries away the bad thoughts and adjusts to the positive.
Use in cooking
Today, cinnamon is an integral part of many national cuisines, and there are tens of thousands of recipes with this spice.
When it comes to cinnamon, immediately think of hot fragrant buns with sugar and cinnamon. In Sweden, for example, 4 October annually celebrate the Day of the cinnamon buns. All lovers of flour in the day certainly devours sweet buns for both cheeks.
Cooks like to add cinnamon to all sweet dishes on the principle of «cinnamon dish will not spoil”. All kinds of cookies, muffins, cakes, breads acquire a special taste and flavor with cinnamon. Eastern spice is the perfect blend of fruit, especially apples, pears, quince, and pies with fruit filling and cinnamon – just yum.
Ice cream, mousses, jellies and compotes, jams and syrups, cheese pasta – this is only a small list of sweets that are seasoned with cinnamon. Russian cooks put cinnamon in milk soup, pancakes, and sweet porridge. Having been in France, many tourists think not only croissants, but also famous cinnamon muffins.
But the culinary field, where used cinnamon, cannot be reduced solely to desserts. Chefs around the world bring the taste and aroma of cinnamon in hot meals, snacks and drinks.
Cinnamon essential in sogrevayet mulled wine. Hot red wine with sugar, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon to relieve fatigue, help to get rid of a cold and cough, to cope with excited nerves.
And mulled wine – this is not the only drink that is hard to imagine without cinnamon. Hot chocolate, organic coffee, punches, liqueurs, just find a new sound with a touch of this spice.
Cinnamon is used in all sectors of the food industry. It is added to blood sausage, red and white headcheese, liver pate, cheese starter, the ham (small amount), as well as in spicy and pickled herring, hot smoked fish, jellied and small (spicy) fish. Spicy seasoned snack and lunch of canned food, sauces, salad dressings, and many varieties of mustard.
It is believed that cinnamon refines the taste of fatty meat and adds a unique taste hot dishes beef, veal, lamb, mutton, pork, poultry, game, fish, vegetables, beans, and rice. The hostess will pleasantly surprise guests with cold cuts, meatballs, boiled fish, chicken grilled, deviled eggs, adding just a pinch of cinnamon.
Keep warm in the winter, the pleasant warmth of cinnamon. Bake a fruit pie with cinnamon, coffee with a cinnamon stick and call your friends.
Dessert “an Apple a kerchief”
One package prepared puff pastry,
200 g curds with raisins,
3 tsp. honey,
1 tsp of cinnamon.
Of rolled puff pastry cut 6 squares of size 15×15 cm
In the apples, remove the seeds and fill it out, made weight, honey and cinnamon.
Each Apple wrapped in a square of dough, bring the top corners and place in the oven on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 20—30 minutes at a temperature of 170 ° C. Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Natural coffee with cinnamon
1 Cup hot coffee
1 Cup hot milk
pinch of ground cinnamon,
a pinch of grated nutmeg,
1 tbsp whipped cream
Pour milk and coffee into a tall glass, stir with sugar, sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top put whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Tart berry with cinnamon
Wheat flour-200 g
Butter – 200 g
Sugar – 200 g
Eggs – 1 PC.
Egg yolk-1 PC.
Ground cinnamon – 10 g
Almond – 200 g
Strawberry – 450 g
Crushed almond kernels to combine with sifted through a sieve the flour and softened butter. In the resulting mass pour the salt, sugar, ground cinnamon, introduce the beaten egg and mashed egg yolk, knead well.
Half received the test roll out the layer and put in a greased form. On top of it lay the washed and cut in half the strawberries. Top cover layer, roll out the remaining dough. Place in a preheated 180 ° C oven and bake for one hour.
The finished pie to pass on to a wide plate, cut into portions, sprinkle with powdered sugar and pour the berry yogurt.
The pumpkin casserole with noodles and cinnamon
Pumpkin – 500 g
Noodles – 300 g
Eggs – 3 PCs.
Butter – 100 g
Sugar – 30 g
Ground cinnamon – 3 g
Salt to taste
The noodles boil until tender in salted water, drain in a colander and rinse well. Pumpkin wash, peel, cut into small slices, place on heated pan and saute in butter. Stewed pumpkin combine with cooked noodles, add cinnamon, eggs, salt and sugar. The mixture is mixed well, put into a form, the bottom and sides of which are lubricated with oil, and bake until Golden brown in the oven.
Used in folk medicine
In medicine it is used as an antiseptic.
Alcoholic extract of Chinese cinnamon bark are active against various gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, has a devastating effect on tubercle bacilli and viruses.
Cinnamon helps to increase appetite, improve digestion and normalize the functioning of the stomach and intestines. Activates the kidneys, liver, gallbladder. Avicenna claimed that cinnamon oil miraculously helps with trembling of the limbs, and today homeopaths use cinnamon as a remedy for sea-sickness. Usually we buy ground cinnamon, but it is preferable to use it in the form of sticks.
Cinnamon improves blood circulation, stimulates digestion, warms, cures colds, prevents weight gain. Increases the efficiency of blood flow to various organs and tissues, eliminates depression.
Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics.
Cinnamon stimulates the Central nervous system, cleanses the mouth, raises the tone of the whole body, cures all blood vessels, especially cerebral. Great for cold prevention, because it contains many antibacterial substances.
For indigestion, vomiting and flatulence. Take half hour after meal 1 tbsp strong infusion of cinnamon.
For the prevention of influenza. Brew 0.5 tsp of cinnamon with boiling water, add a pinch of black pepper and drink with honey glass every 3-4 hours. This will create a protective armor against viruses, even when all around sneeze and cough.
With colds. 1 tsp of ginger and cinnamon in 500 ml of water boil for 10 minutes, Take 1 Cup every 3 hours with honey.
Headache caused by cold. Mix the cinnamon with warm water to a thick paste and apply on the forehead or temples.
In diseases of the upper respiratory tract and depressive States. Add in hot water 2-3 drops essential oil of cinnamon powder and make inhalation.
Who loves coffee, let goes to cinnamon tea. The effect is the same, but no harm. The morning heated grape juice to 45 degrees + a pinch of anise powder + a pinch of cinnamon powder. Tasty and tone for the whole day.