Cinnamon is a spice made from the bark of species of the cinnamon tree. Cinnamon has a warm, woody, sweet citrus flavour and pungent aroma likened to that of cloves.
Cinnamon is one of the most used spices around the globe. Arab traders enchanted Europe first with cinnamon while keeping the supply limited. Consequently, the spice became a status symbol in Europe, which only the rich could afford. The Arabs, ever indefinite where they retrieved the luxury spice from, were always making sure to preserve their monopoly to justify the elevated prices. Many European explorers left the continent in an attempt at finding the mysterious source of cinnamon. Portuguese succeeded first by finding the island of Ceylon, presently known as Sri Lanka.
The treasure was a small evergreen tree, reaching between 10 and 15 meters. During the harvesting period, the inner barks are laid in the sun to dry and roll into the well-known curled cinnamon sticks. The spice compliments well with sweet and salty flavors.
Cinnamon is used as a flavouring in cinnamon liqueur, such as cinnamon-flavoured whiskey in the United States, and rakomelo, a cinnamon brandy popular in parts of Greece.
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Botanical Name: Cinnamomum Cassia