Good news on the nutrition front, courtesy of Scandinavian researchers: Consumption of 3 grams of cinnamon a day may improve people's control of blood-glucose levels. Caveat: The study involved only 15 people. In any event, let's quiz you about this hearty spice:

1. How much of your daily value of fiber do you derive from consuming 7 grams of cinnamon?

a) 3 percent

b) 16 percent

c) 37 percent

d) 61 percent

2. Cinnamon is said to be an excellent source of vitamin K. What does vitamin K benefit?

a) helps blood to clot

b) strengthens bones

c) helps digestion

d) all of the above

3. A tablespoon of cinnamon contains 19 calories. Popular pastries that use cinnamon, of course, are a tad higher. How many more calories does a Cinnabon roll contain than a tablespoon of the pure stuff?

a) 290

b) 458

c) 794

d) 1,212

4. Over centuries, cinnamon has been used for medicinal purposes, with varying degrees of success. Which condition has cinnamon not been used for?

a) rheumatism

b) yeast infections

c) sore throats

d) depression

5. For what nonmedical use did ancient Egyptians employ cinnamon?

a) an embalming mixture for corpses

b) eyeshadow

c) finish-line chalk for camel races

d) all of the above

Answers: 1: b; 2: d; 3: c; 4: d; 5: a