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How Many Calories Does Cinnamon Have?

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Melodie Anne Coffman specializes in overall wellness, with particular interests in women's health and personal defense. She holds a master's degree in food science and human nutrition and is a certified instructor through the NRA. Coffman is pursuing her personal trainer certification in 2015.
How Many Calories Does Cinnamon Have?
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Cinnamon pairs perfectly with just about any type of recipe you’re making, from a baked dessert to a roasted round of beef. It’s also a quick way to add flair to coffee, yogurt or fresh apple slices. This spice sneaks in a punch of flavor to any food, but only has a trace amount of calories.

Calories and Where They Come From

One teaspoon of cinnamon has a mere 6 calories. If you just add a dash or two to your meal, you'll only be getting a fraction of that amount. The majority of calories in cinnamon come from carbohydrates -- about 93 percent. Six percent of calories come from protein, while less than 1 percent of calories in cinnamon are from fat.

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