by Cindy WIlson, Nutri Inspector:
Among the spices that that give a truly distinctive flavor and aroma cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verum) occupies a unique place.
Cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese, iron, calcium, copper and zinc, and experts recommend that you add this spice to coffee, fruit juices, cereals, pastries.
I’ve spent some time to write my research about Cinnamon bellow. The article is rather long, so I advice you to check the table of contents first, and pick out a topic that interests you most:
Where Does Cinnamon Originate From?
Sanskrits written 2800 years BC also show that cinnamon is unique. It is certainly one of the oldest spices for which even the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Phoenicians knew.
From the Europeans, it was first discovered by the Portuguese when they occupied Ceylon. The natives of the island took it as a cure for fatigue and for boosting the energy and even smoked it and used is as scented oils.
The price of the cinnamon was incredibly high, it was expensive as gold, and the Dutch and the Portuguese led the Hundred Years War to get it. At the end of the 19th-century, cinnamon has ceased to be the England’s exclusive, and it has spread around the world.
Where Do Cinnamon Trees Grow?
As for the value of the cinnamon, the one that is grown in Madagascar, Ceylon and Seychelles is the most valued. Cinnamon grows wherever there are tropical conditions, so they have it in both India and Indonesia.
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