About Cinnamon, Ceylon Whole
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum/C. verum) is one of the oldest spices in the world, and has been used medicinally and in cooking for centuries. Cinnamon comes from a small evergreen tree. The rolled and dried inner bark of the tree can be used whole or ground to a powder. This particular species is known as "true cinnamon" and is grown in Sri Lanka and the West Indies, and is also widely cultivated in the Tropics including Indonesia, Brazil, Martinique, Jamaica, and Madagascar. Can also be spelled cinammon, cinamin, cinnammon.
Use in puddings, cakes, cookies, breads, drinks, curries, meat and game, stews, vegetables, and stewed fruits. Cinnamon is an ingredient in Chinese five spice powder and the Indian spice, garam masala.
Ceylon Whole Cinnamon
For baking, finely grate or grind in a coffee or spice mill before adding to recipes. Add ground cinnamon directly to recipe.