To listen to the spice company, McCormick, you would think that cinnamon was the next great health food:
“Did you know that this ancient spice taken from the inner bark of tropical trees is an antioxidant powerhouse? Cinnamon has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice – and even more than many foods. You’ll find as many antioxidants in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon as a full cup of pomegranate juice or ½ cup of blueberries.” — McCormick website
Wow, sounds impressive… until you begin to think about it.
*MOUSE PRINT: From the cinnamon nutrition label on McCormick’s website…
This is a good example of a company hyping a nutritional benefit that has no practical significance because of the small amount of cinnamon that is actually in a typical portion of most foods flavored with the spice.