Cinnamon is one of the oldest of spices that is widely available around the world. The spice is the tree bark, which means it is dry and has a comparatively longer shelf life. Prominent flavour of this spice is popular in South Asian curries and in a few desserts. In the UK, Cinnamon is available in sticks or in powdered form in all stores.
A tablespoon of the powder consists around 247 calories. Cinnamon has the highest antioxidant properties and a daily intake can enhance your digestion, lower your blood pressure, reduce inflammation and aid in fat burning substantially, preventing diabetes. It acts as a natural breath freshener, fights against virus and infections and improves heart health by maintaining healthy arteries. Cinnamon is a great source of nutrition as it has adequate dietary fibers, protein and is rich in minerals like sodium, potassium that helps in electrolytic balance. The crucial vitamins in cinnamon like vitamin A, C, D, B-6, B-12 helping metabolism aids in digestion. The Calcium, Magnesium and Iron aids in bone health and prevents anemia. Daily intake has remarkable benefits on skin, nails and hair.
Many love cinnamon because of the strong woody and spicy flavour and curry lovers cannot even go a day without cinnamon in their stews. It is also a very popular spice for desserts like cinnamon rolls, applesauce and rice puddings as cinnamon sweetens dishes without added sugar. It can also be used as a natural preservative in food keeping them fresh for longer. Now you can make your own cinnamon tea or coffee or even cook that Rogan Josh or rice pudding and enjoy the benefits of this classic spice. And even if you are adamant not to cook but order food online, you can still munch on a small stick to grab the benefits.
With restaurants having a lot of secret ingredients and house specialities, it is very hard for any diner to figure what new or extra they are eating. Now given that you are takeaway centered, not everything you eat or drink a day is ordered online. You make tea, coffee and even a meal or two in your kitchen. Herbs and spices have historical benefits and you can make use of it too.
In our busy lives, we hardly look at our pantries and decide what to add in our meals, let alone clean the cluttered pantry and see what remains. When hunger strikes, we will either order takeaway food online or find a restaurant nearby and not to mention aggregator platforms like ChefOnline that seemingly makes this culture even hyped. As trends are hardly compromised, takeaways doesn’t have to be blind and a nutritious diet still can be maintained.