Cinnamon is a spice which comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It can be used in stick form or ground into a powder of varying grades. Cinnamon is widely used to flavor beverages such as milk, as well as baked goods. This spice is also a key ingredient in a number of spice blends.
Native to Sri Lanka, ground cinnamon may be the most used baking spice. Cinnamon sticks are used to flavor biryanis, meat dishes, and pulaous. The sticks are removed prior to serving. Cinnamon has a woodsy and sweet flavor.
In Mexico it is commonly used in the production of chocolate. In the Western Hemisphere cinnamon is usually used in sweet dishes (and mixed with sugar for a topping for apples or yogurt), and in the Eastern it is used mostly for savory chicken or lamb dishes.
Cinnamon is the dried inner bark of an evergreen tree
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Cinnamon is used in baking and cooking to add flavor and aroma
Conserving and Storing
Cinnamon barks will stay fresh for a year if stored in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark place or inside the fridge. Ground cinnamon will keep for about six months