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Cinnamon
 

Pictured above; Cinnamon sticks

 
 
 
 

Cinnamon, common name for a bushy evergreen tree of the laurel family, and for the spice made from its dried bark. native to Sri Lanka, the Malabar Coast of India, and Myanmar it is cultivated in many other tropical countries.

The spice is light brown in colour and has a delicately fragrant aroma and warm, sweet flavour. It has been used since early times as a spice and in medicine and witchcraft, it was once more valuable than gold.

Today cinnamon is used to flavour a variety of foods, from confections to curries; in Europe and the United States it is especially popular in baked goods.

 


 
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