Cinnamon is a favourite household spice and has been used throughout the world for centuries. Once traded as currency, this spice has a pleasant flavour and a warm smell which has made it popular in cooking, particularly in baking and curries.
A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into quills that are used to add a warm, distinctive flavour and aroma to sweet dishes such as poached fruit.
Cinnamon is also widely used in spice mixes for savoury dishes in Asian, Middle Eastern and North African cuisines, for example in tagines.
Store cinnamon sticks in an air-tight container in a cool place.
How to use
Ground in cakes, biscuits and desserts. Sprinkled over baked fruit and custards. Added whole to casseroles, mulled wine and punch. Beat into butter with a little sugar and spread om toast. Soak a cinnamon stick in herbal tea before drinking ; add to water when boiling rice.
The spice comes from the inner bark of a small evergreen tree. The bark is peeled and laid in the sun to dry where it curls up into the rolls known as cinnamon sticks. Cinnamon can also be found ground into a powder.
Cinnamon is reported to have many desirable medicinal and soothing effects and is used frequently in Chinese herbal medicine. The distinctive smell and flavour of cinnmaon is due to the essential oils contained in the bark. The essential oil found in cinnamon bark is called cinnamaldehyde.
Supplied as a 500g heat sealed pack - 50 cinnamon quills in each pack.