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Laura......The one with the rage
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what is impossible about it?
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Jay Tea
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It's a daft thing to try - fines, ultra-small particles, of cinnamon are very likely to cause the eater to choke or cough as they catch the back of the throat or enter the osophagus, but the same could be said of a spoonful of any fine powder.

If you were careful you could swallow the powder - if you were smart you'd mix it to a paste and wash it down with water - depending on how badly you want to eat cinnamon [Wink]

Watch these idiots try it...takes a few seconds to load.

http://www.big-boys.com/articles/cinamon.html

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Was anybody else really distracted by the guy in the video dancing about? All i could think was that he should have gone for a pee before they made the video.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jay Tea:
If you were careful you could swallow the powder - if you were smart you'd mix it to a paste and wash it down with water - depending on how badly you want to eat cinnamon [Wink]

Cinnamon becomes a mucilage when mixed with water, not a paste. Stir it into a glass and you'll have yourself a big ol' glass of water with cinnamon-flavored snot floating on the surface. Now that's disgusting.
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Why would you want to mix it with water when you can blend it with butter & sugar and spread it on toast?

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Or when you can mix it in with crumb topping and have an apple crisp?

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quote:
Originally posted by Shiny Happy Horse Chestnut:
I myself have eaten a teaspoon of cinnamon on numerous occasions, since it is recommended herbal treatment for controlling blood sugar. (Usually I add it to coffee when it is brewing).


^ Yes, very true--my FIL has noticed huge effects in his blood sugar by consuming cinnamon. I will tell him about putting it in his coffee as well, since he can't drink regular soda anymore, and has resorted to the morning cup o' joe to get caffeine.

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well, okay ...I'm feeling really gullible, but... I've mixed 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of cinnamon into my cereal for the last two mornings.

Probably coincidence, but...we've been fighting colds for weeks, Lil Miss has a scary fever-vomiting-coughing flu ....and I'm feeling better than I have in weeks - I'm exhausted, but uncongested, and generally feeling okay [touch wood, specifically cinnamon bark]

So, I'll keep it up for a while, I think.

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Comment: If you were to eat a spoon full of cinnamon would i really die of
loss of breath?

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I did. Did you?

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Cinnamon and many other taste powders aren't good to try by it's substance alone really. There is a chance of making you sick from it but it's not toxic as a standalone product.

There is a chance it can build up along the way down to your stomach and ends up getting stuck on the tracts or even into your lungs because it wasn't dilluted properly.

I've tried to ingest "Crystal Light Sugar Free On The Go mix" once which your supposed to put in a 20 ounce bottle of water really. Left my mouth soured and colored teeth for a couple hours. It also made me very sick with diarehha too.

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However some powders are made for ingestion such as WONKA's sugar canes where you suck it in your mouth and swallow leaving a sweet taste, but it can make you sick from overeating.

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Jay Tea
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'taste powders' ?

You mean 'spices'? [Wink]

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I tried a spoonful of cinnamon recently...and it's not something I'd want to repeat on a daily basis. I also tried adding it to filter coffee but it turned to what looked like a brown snot topping. I'm getting along fine with cinnamon capsules now.
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Put the cinnamon in the filter with the coffe while it's brewing. Much easier.
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Thanks Gayle I'll give it a go.
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Nope, nope, nope. If you put the cinnamon in the filter with the coffee, that cinnamon-turns-to-snot thing can still happen, only this time it clogs the filter, causing coffee to leak out over everything. Trust me, I've had this happen.

What works best for me is this - I use Spice Islands Saigon Cinnamon - it's got the best flavor of any of them I've tried, and I've tried pretty much all of them.

I dump about a tablespoon of cinnamon into the bottom of the pot prior to brewing. It doesn't turn my coffee to sludge, gives it a delicious flavor, and while the dregs of the cup might be a little...chewy, what the hell, it's worth it to get that yummy cinnamon coffee.

Giant food stores used to sell their own brand of cinnamon coffee, I think it was called "Viennese Cinnamon" and it was fabulous. But they stopped selling it, and now all they have is that crappy cinnamon-hazlenut stuff that tastes like silt.

Ali "cinnamon is my middle name...but I'm thinking of changing it to my first" Baba

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I've been stirring it into my porridge. But then, I like crud in my goop - it also has linseed, cranberries, crystallised ginger.... and it's GOOoooOOOOD

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I think to gain the diabetes benefits you need the plain old ground pure cinnamon. I stir a small amount in each cup of coffee.

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One thing of note here: The principal compound in cinnamon that gives most of the benefits mentioned above is 'eugenol', or 'clove oil'. This compound is not present in cassia, which is a very close relative of cinnamon, and is more than likely what everyone here has in their spice rack.

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Fresh [grindable] cinnamon stick-like things, too?

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Yes, those too. True Cinnamon sticks are very thin and crumble easily. Here's a good link. There are links at the bottom of the page where you can read about and order true 'Ceylon' Cinnamon. The company, Penzey's Spices, is very highly recommended.

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quote:
Originally posted by Phaedra:
I'm getting along fine with cinnamon capsules now.

Can you get those at GNC?

This is off the topic of cinnimon, but still spices. Has anyone else been carded when buying whole cloves recently? I haven't been carded for a drink in 25 years, but got carded at WalMart the other day when I was buying cloves for spiced pears.

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I've no idea what GNC is tinbobmc so Im afarid I can't help you there. I get mine in my local health food shop.
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GNC stands for "General Nutrition Centers, Inc." It is a popular health food, vitamin and supplement franchise in The States. Pretty much every shopping mall has one. Their website is www.gnc.com.

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quote:
Originally posted by Shiny Happy Horse Chestnut:
quote:
Originally posted by Jay Tea:
If you were careful you could swallow the powder - if you were smart you'd mix it to a paste and wash it down with water - depending on how badly you want to eat cinnamon [Wink]

Cinnamon becomes a mucilage when mixed with water, not a paste. Stir it into a glass and you'll have yourself a big ol' glass of water with cinnamon-flavored snot floating on the surface. Now that's disgusting.
Oh good point... That IS true. I know because I tried mixing cinnamon with water once to make a cinnamon-scented spray...don't ask...

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Why on earth would they ask for ID when buying cloves?

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You can get the eugenol effects from chewing cloves as well. Just chew one lightly on the stem part for a little while- and it makes your breath nice and fresh too!
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I have a diabetic cat and I test her blood sugar twice a day before her insulin injections. I have found that if I sprinkle cinnamon on her food regularly, there is a 10-20 point drop in her blood sugar levels.
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GNC sells natural vitamins, protein drinks, health stuff. I buy colostrum capsules there since I teach K-4 and have to ward off the "cold du jour".

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I found cinnamon capsules today at Vitamin World. They also have cinnamon with chromium.

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Why not just add cinamon to your apples, biscuits, cocoa? Why waste the taste by encapsulating it?
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While I like the taste of cinnamon I don't fancy it every day. I've been taking the capsules for a couple of weeks now and the only difference I've noted is that I don't seem to crave sweet things as much as I usually do. No idea if there is a link. Has anyone else who takes cinnamon noticed this?
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Phaedra I would attridute the lessening of craving sweets to the effects of cinnamon on lowering blood sugar, however slight.

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quote:
Originally posted by strange_little_girl:
Why on earth would they ask for ID when buying cloves?

They once asked my sister and I for ID when we tried to buy Grenadine at Jewel... If you don't know, Grenadine is a cherry-ish sweet syrup--like the stuff they package maraschino cherries in. We thought this was ridiculous! It is not an alcoholic substance or anything! Sure, it's used for mixed drinks but that's like carding people for buying pimento olives or something! The funny thing was, we wanted the Grenadine to make kiddie cocktails !
Plus, my sister was about 25 at the time, but didn't have an ID with her. Luckily we had spotted my brother and his friend in the store (weird coincidence) and so we called them over to the register and asked if they could pay for it since they had ID. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: If you were to eat a spoon full of cinnamon would i really die of
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I tried dumping a big spoon of cinnamon on a pancake once when I was little. It tasted like so much dust, and I gagged and sneezed for a while. Cinnamon won't poison you, but don't breathe it in.

I think every time you eat a cinnamon bun, you're eating at least a tablespoon of cinnamon.

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