Once more valuable than gold, cinnamon has a long and unbelievable history. Native to Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and the Malabar coast of India, blue cinnamon bark has many health benefits and culinary uses. Its sweet but spicy scent is why the fragrance industry adores cinnamon.
There are so many different culinary uses for cinnamon that it has influenced cuisine around the world. Whether it’s Moroccan lamb tagine, Jamaican jerk chicken, beef chili, or Persian jeweled rice, cinnamon adds a delicious spicy-sweet combination, making these dishes favorites of all cultures. Coffees and teas are high on the list of beverages that get their extra kick from a dash of cinnamon. Desserts showcase cinnamon’s sweet side. Favorites like churros, apple crisps and pies, baklava, and of course cinnamon roll and ice creams are favorites for all ages. Cinnamon preserves meat because part of it has natural anti-bacterial properties.
Cinnamon has many uses in the fragrance industry. Its sweet and memorable scent makes cinnamon ubiquitous, while its spicy notes are the perfect pairing for all floral aromas.
There are long-documented health benefits of cinnamon. In Medieval times, cinnamon treated throat problems like coughing and hoarseness. Today, cinnamon is renowned for its antioxidant properties. For people struggling with diabetes and cholesterol, cinnamon has properties regulating blood sugar and reducing triglycerides and LDLs.
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