Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. The term "cinnamon" also refers to its mid-brown colour.Wikipedia
According to the 'Joy of Cooking' most cinnamon comes from the cassia and is not true cinnamon. This form of cinnamon is also supposed be more bitter than true cinnamon. I think I might have to investigate this further and try and find some true cinnamon.
Now why all the buzz about cinnamon. Well, according to one website there are 26 health benefits to consuming cinnamon. Some of these are Blood sugar control, lowering LDL cholesterol, and cancer prevention to name a few.
Another good thing about cinnamon, other than it makes things taste great, is that it is also has some nutritional benefits.
1 tsp has 1.4 grams of fiber, 1% of your daily requirement of iron and 2% of your calcium.
Cinnamon can be used in almost any dish from drinks, to deserts, to meats and seafood.
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