The tree of cinnamon, also called Canelo, is part of the family Lauraceae. A native of Sri Lanka, it can be about eight meters tall, has white flowers and produces a fruit that is a dark berry.
The term cinnamon usually refers specifically to the bark of the branches of this tree that, when the epidermis is removed, has a characteristic flavor and aroma. Cinnamon is an ingredient widely used in gastronomy.
Cinnamon can be used as a branch to flavor or flavor a preparation. It is usually used ground in sweet recipes anyway. In many countries, cinnamon is used in making rice pudding, a very popular dessert.
At the cinnamon tea, on the other hand, they are attributed properties against colds and flu. An alcoholic beverage known as canelazo is also produced with cinnamon.
Cinnamon is used in countless home remedies, and modern science has corroborated several of its benefits. First of all, we can say that it has a rich content of antioxidants, substances that protect our body against the action of so-called free radicals. The polyphenols contained in cinnamon are of a high quality, and that is why it surpasses many other foods with antioxidant properties, such as garlic and oregano.
On the other hand, cinnamon is also used to heal inflammation and swelling of various parts of the body, to treat cases of gout or arthritis, various infections and external wounds.
Heart problems are among the most feared, and cinnamon also helps reduce the risk of suffering from them. Both for patients with cardiovascular diseases and for people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or obesity, among other conditions that increase the chances of heart disorders, cinnamon is a food more than beneficial.
The consumption of cinnamon is recommended for diabetics because it can improve their sensitivity to insulin, something essential for the regulation of metabolism and energy levels of the body in general. In fact, cinnamon helps lower blood sugar levels and has been shown to reduce the percentage of glucose that enters the bloodstream after meals and the breakdown of carbohydrates.
By the similarity with the color of this bark, it can be said that an animal is cinnamon. This is how horses, dogs, and other species with brown fur are classified.
As a proper name, Canela is the name given in Spanish to a character from the Animal Crossing: New Leaf video game for the Nintendo 3DS portable console. It is a dog that assists the mayor or the mayor of the town, controlled by the player. The game puts us in charge of the well – being of the neighbors and the progress of the place, and for this it is necessary to have the help of Canela, who is in charge of teaching us the basic rules and helping us launch construction and reform projects, among others. stuff.
In Brazil, there is a municipality called Canela. This town is located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and has tourist attractions such as the Caracol waterfall, which is located inside a protected area.
Chilean province of Choapa, in the region of Coquimbo, also features a commune called Canela. Several wind farms operate on its surface of almost 2,200 square kilometers.
Finally, Canela is the stage name of Gigliola Zecchin, an Argentine journalist, broadcaster, editor and writer (born in Italy) with a long career.