Whether you like it or not, Cinnamon is an ancient spice with a track record of more than 4,000 years in our history. There are a few surprising facts about it:
• Cinnamon comes from the bark of the Cinnamon tree and is one of the few spices that can be consumed in its raw state.
• The Cinnamon tree can grow up to 60 feet.
• Cinnamon compliments both sweet and salty dishes (and drinks).
• Sri Lanka produces around 90% of the cinnamomum verum (Cinnamon variety) used across the world.
• An oil extracted from Cinnamon, eugenol, has been used as a local anesthetic and antiseptic by dentists.
• Spanish researchers have managed to develop a paper that keeps bread fresher for longer, possibly even up to 10 days, with Cinnamon oil.