Cinnamon

Jason Baxter

Origin

Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees. Most cinnamon comes from Sei Lanka.

Botanical Information

Cinnamon powder is mark by grinding up the inner bark from Cinnamomum trees.

Common Culinary Uses

It is an important ingredient in apple pie. Although it is very savory, it is mostly used in sweet recipes. It is usually a dried powder.

Health Benefits

It can lower blood sugar and risk of heart disease. It has no proven medicinal use.

Interesting Facts

It is one of the oldest known spices and its bark can be consumed directly.