UCSB Science Line
Sponge Spicules Nerve Cells Galaxy Abalone Shell Nickel Succinate X-ray Lens Lupine
UCSB Science Line
How it Works
Ask a Question
Search Topics
Our Scientists
Science Links
Contact Information
Why is it impossible to eat a spoonfull of Cinnamon?
Question Date: 2009-05-20
Answer 1:

The same reason you can't eat too much salt: it soaks up the water in your saliva, and you need that water to lubricate it as it goes down your throat.

Answer 2:

I've never tried it. I'm guessing that the fine particles of ground cinnamon make you cough if you breathe them in.

Click Here to return to the search form.

University of California, Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory National Science Foundation
This program is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and UCSB School-University Partnerships
Copyright © 2020 The Regents of the University of California,
All Rights Reserved.
UCSB Terms of Use