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Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment[edit]

This article is or was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Running man15.

Above undated message substituted from assignment by PrimeBOT (talk) 08:42, 18 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Middle Ages: Venetian Monopoly on Spice Trade[edit]

The section on cinnamon in the Middle Ages makes some very interesting assertions about the Venetian monopoly on the European spice trade, and how disruption of that monopoly drove exploration. Unfortunately, these two sentences cite no references. Does anyone have anything at their fingertips to back this up? Jdickinson (talk) 05:54, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Daily value of calcium[edit]

The (unsourced) claim that a 100g referance amount of cinnamon contains 100% of the Daily Value of calcium is highly misleading. Nobody is going to eat 100g of cinnamon in a day. If you did you would become extremely ill according to the toxicity section which recommends a maximum of 0.1g per day. SpinningSpark 08:40, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The source for the table of nutrients and description in the text is the USDA FoodData Central displayed at the bottom of the table. Use of a 100 gram reference amount is standard in science and in Wikipedia nutrition sections to allow comparisons among foods. I made this edit to repair the USDA URL for the nutrition table and add clarification in the nutrition discussion. Zefr (talk) 17:07, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
First of all, putting the source inline would be far better than instructions in the visible text of how to find it. More importantly, the source does not use language like "a rich source", it does not say that is 100% of the daily amount (it might be, but its not relevant and some kind of WP:SYNTH with another source is going on here), and nobody is likely to eat 2.6g in one go. A teaspoon might go into a pie or casserole, but it won't all be eaten by one person. You wouldn't put a teaspoonful in one cup of cinnamon coffee. So I still say this is misleading and improperly cited. SpinningSpark 17:32, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Daily Value (or Reference Dietary Intake) is a linked source for whether food nutrient contents are "rich" (20% or more of DV), "moderate" (10-19% DV) or "low" (less than 10% DV) per designated serving. The table displays this clearly for calcium and other nutrients. Rather than complaining, be an editor and try to make it better. Zefr (talk) 18:42, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd make it better by deleting it. SpinningSpark 22:11, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The current text is "In a 100-gram (3.5 oz) reference amount, ground cinnamon is a rich source". This does seem to be a misleading use of "rich", given that 100 g is an implausible amount of ground cinnamon to eat. I tend to agree with Spinningspark; just delete the sentence. Peter coxhead (talk) 05:47, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It looks like the amounts of "TDI cinnamon at 50 kg body weight (bw)" in Toxicity table are wrong, because the Min > Max. Maybe Min values should be in mg/bw instead of g/bw? --Breny47 (talk) 12:29, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki Education assignment: Traditional Chinese Medicine[edit]

This article was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment, between 7 September 2022 and 12 December 2022. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Mkopcza (article contribs).

— Assignment last updated by Sienasaint13 (talk) 23:52, 4 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]