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Originally Posted by Cerise View Post.....................I've read that it can help lower blood sugar, but as @phatch noted, l'll leave it to medical science/modern? medicine.

 

Probably an elevated dosage of any spice will act as a diuretic and increase the rate of urination.

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post #32 of 47
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Probably an elevated dosage of any spice will act as a diuretic and increase the rate of urination.


I would rather have a warm cinnamon roll with waves of cream cheese frosting ;-)

 

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Edited by kokopuffs - 10/13/15 at 3:44pm

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Edited by kokopuffs - 10/13/15 at 3:43pm

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I would rather have a warm cinnamon roll with waves of cream cheese frosting ;-)

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I spent years baking and adapting Peter Reinhardt's recipe... But there still isn't anything better than a fresh warm cinnabon!
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I spent years baking and adapting Peter Reinhardt's recipe... But there still isn't anything better than a fresh warm cinnabon!

Good thing the closest Cinnabon to me is in Universal City - a little too far.


Edited by Cerise - 10/11/15 at 3:40am
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that is what I was wondering when they say large amounts, are they talking pounds, ounces. I haven't read anything that stated how much is to much. I use it in cookies and sometimes in my carnation instant breakfast just to give it more flavor. I used Vietnamese cinnamon because it was WOW, take a spoonfull of that and you can chock because its so rich. Recently put on Eliquis because found to have Atrial fibrillation not do to heart value problem, matter of fact everything else is fine just this A-fib thing. 

 

I know some stupid kid must have found stick it up there nose or chug in a beer and get high.


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that is what I was wondering when they say large amounts, are they talking pounds, ounces. I haven't read anything that stated how much is to much.

 

This topic has led me to read quite a bit about cinnamon and its health warnings.  I am certainly no expert though so take anything I say with a grain of salt.  I have tried to track down what is too much cinnamon (aka the large amounts they speak of) and I find very little consensus.  Mostly what I read is anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon a day is too much, but they aren't warning about occasionally ingesting this amount but doing so on a daily basis for a long period of time.  It seems that these warnings (like I said in previous posts) are meant for people taking cinnamon for the perceived health benefits who might be actually ingesting those amounts daily to help combat a number of health issues that cinnamon can supposedly alleviate.  I really doubt it is of much concern for the majority of the population that only ingests cinnamon as ingredient in other foods.  You'd really have to love cinnamon to ingest that much every day for a prolonged period of time.

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Probably an elevated dosage of any spice will act as a diuretic and increase the rate of urination.

As will water.
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see why reading things on the internet is bla bla and you come to sites like this for answers. Figure people who make their living cooking and studied food prep must have first hand knowledge. I do not think of 1 tsp of cinnamon to be a large amount. How long does it remain in your system, what is it's half life, has anyone died of cinnamon poisoning.

 

http://www.today.com/parents/poison-centers-warn-about-cinnamon-challenge-470441  kids again

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see why reading things on the internet is bla bla and you come to sites like this for answers. Figure people who make their living cooking and studied food prep must have first hand knowledge. I do not think of 1 tsp of cinnamon to be a large amount. How long does it remain in your system, what is it's half life, has anyone died of cinnamon poisoning.

 

http://www.today.com/parents/poison-centers-warn-about-cinnamon-challenge-470441  kids again

I usually never search for answers to food questions I have. I ask here. I absolutely agree the internet is bla bla bla and almost always after reading there is usually some kind of agenda involved.

You can usually find a contradiction for any question about food. It funny when you address a question and answer it from experience and then it's followed with something searched

from an unknown source that totally contradicts you.

  It's like medicine, I've had enough big treatments that I never ask a doctor what are the effects. It's always "should not be a problem". You need to go to the nurses who administer the treatment

and work in the trenches. They'll tell ya " honey, your going to be real sick and this and that".

 

I din't realize my neighbor gave me korintje cinnamon. I use it in the bakery. Cinnabon renamed it makaraina or something, maybe I'll give it another name like IMPORTED PUFFALOP, Panini's secret ingredient.:D

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post #44 of 47

I asked my biochemist wife about this.  There is noting in the toxicity data bases since it's cinnamon is not a compound, but she found a study using amounts up to 5 grams per day as a treatment for diabetes. There were no ill effects.  The study used cassia.  

 

If the original question came up because of problems around the "cinnamon challenge", the deaths and serious injuries were caused by inhalation of the powder, not toxicity of the cinnamon itself.   She didn't see any reason cinnamon should be limited in pastries in Europe. 

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post #45 of 47

coumarin, ask your biochemist about this chemical instead. That's what the cinnamon fears are based around. True cinnamon has less of it according to Wikipedia so take that with some salt grains. 

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post #46 of 47

Sorry for the late reply Phatch, I've been away.  What is the chemical in question?

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     First of all, I had no idea there were two cinnamons (cassia and true) so this has been a very educational post for me. But now that I know, how do I tell? 
Are the containers labeled as such or are there definitive characteristics of each so I can tell on sight? 
     As for eating enough to do harm, it would seem one would have to eat spoonfuls of spices to suffer and I can't see anyone doing that on purpose. 
Of course, there are always those who enjoy seeing who can eat the hottest peppers or hot sauce.
There is a video on Youtube called something like 
"Ten ghost peppers in ten minutes." Needless to say, the individual is not successful. I'd post a link but I'm not very good with that. 

There are sites that explain the difference. True is light in color and in bark form its not wrape tight and very brittle it said. Had a picture of both and you could see the difference. Bough some ground and bark form to grind in my coffee grinder. Figured the whole would last longer. Said 3-4 sticks marks 1 oz., thespicehouse.com whole stuff came from while ground Frontir co-po off amazon.
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