Once used in love potions and to perfume wealthy Romans, this age-old spice comes in two varieties cinnamon zeyalanicum and cinnamon cassia cinnamon is the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree. The bark is harvested during the rainy season when it’s more pliable. When dried ,it curls into long quills, which are either cut into lengths and sold as cinnamon sticks, or ground into powder. Oil of cinnamon comes from the pods of the cinnamon tree and used as a flavoring , as well as a medicinal.
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