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Danes Propose Cinnamon Bun Ban Due To Toxic Coumarin
2013-12-27 10:33:32

[ Watch the Video: Denmark May Say Bye-Bye To The Danish ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If new EU food regulations are enforced in Denmark, the best place to get an authentic tasting danish might be at your local Cinnabon. Due to concerns over the harmful effects of cinnamon, Danish regulators have proposed outlawing the danish, called a “kanelsnegler” in the pastry’s native Scandinavian country. The banning of the food would be in accordance with new EU...

2013-11-25 15:17:51

New methods for the laboratory-scale synthesis of coumarin-based drugs were developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. In his doctoral thesis, Lic. Phil. Juri Timonen also developed new analytical methods for the fast identification of natural and non-natural coumarins. A few of the synthesised coumarins were also found to inhibit some specific reactions generally associated with inflammation. Coumarin is an aromatic compound, naturally occurring in many...

2010-11-04 13:01:45

A "huge" variation exists in the amounts of coumarin in bark samples of cassia cinnamon from trees growing in Indonesia, scientists are reporting in a new study. That natural ingredient in the spice may carry a theoretical risk of causing liver damage in a small number of sensitive people who consume large amounts of cinnamon. The report appears in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Friederike Woehrlin and colleagues note that cinnamon is the second most popular spice,...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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