Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree. It’s scientific name stems from Hebraic and Arabic term amomon, which means “fragrant spice plant”. The spice is used in both sweet and savory foods, and it has bin prized for centuries not only for its unique flavor but also for aphrodisiac properties. Cinnamon has been known for centuries. Egyptians have used it since 2000 BC, but the spice probably originates from China. It belongs to one of the world’s most healthiest foods, and was used since antiquity not only as an important ingredient of folk medicine, but also as an embalming agent. Today it grows in Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar, Brazil , China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Caribbean.