Monday, April 10, 2017
National Cinnamon Crescent Day is observed annually on April 10th. Crescent roll dough filled with sugar, cinnamon and butter then rolled, shaped and baked to a golden brown deliciousness.
While you enjoy eating your crescent roll, remember that cinnamon is a good source of manganese, fiber, iron and calcium.
• True cinnamon, or Ceylon cinnamon, is native to Sri Lanka.
• In Ancient Egypt cinnamon was used in the embalming process.
• Two teaspoons of cinnamon has about 12 calories.
• Cinnamon has many health benefits. It has shown promise in the treatment of diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, memory function, and even leukemia and lymphoma.
• In the Middle Ages, cinnamon was only affordable by the wealthy elite of society. A person’s social rank could be determined by the number of spices they could afford.