Cinnamon Sticks, 2.75 inch

Cinnamomum cassia


Origin: Indonesia

Cinnamon has a long, rich history in global trade and cooking. Arab merchants controlled the cinnamon trade for hundreds of years, and it came into the European market in the 16th century. It comes from an evergreen tree with oval-shaped leaves, thick bark, and berries. Cinnamon is used in many dessert recipes, including apple pie and cinnamon buns. It is also commonly used with coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.

Note: Because cinnamon bark might decrease blood sugar, taking it along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to go too low.
Common Names: Cassia Bark, Sweet cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, Kayu manis, Canela, Vayana

The bark of many trees in the Cinnamomum family has been known of and cultivated since 2000 BC, over 4,000 years ago! C. cassia is a common variant of cinnamon tree which is native to southern China and is cultivated more widely around southeastern Asia. Cinnamon as a spice has an amazingly wide variety of uses, from sweets like cinnamon rolls and other baked goods to more savory dishes like garnishing chicken or lamb!