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Monday, January 28, 2013

Cinnamon


Cinnamomum burmannii

True Cinnamon has been a favorite of cultures around the world as far back as we can document. It was coveted by royalty for perfumes, to preserve meats, for digestion and ceremonies. This spice is native to Sri Lanka found as an evergreen tree known as Queen of Spices.

Cinnamon is a traditional culinary spice used in many cuisines from Mexico to China, and also used medicinally as a carminative , an anti-inflammatory, and an anti-emetic herbal remedy.

Cinnamon is a wonderful addition to the pantry for holiday seasoning, but should be incorporated in dishes throughout the year. Add it to your tea pot for the medicinal benefits and of course, for flavor.



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