We all love cinnamon, right? You can add this super healthy spice in your favorite dishes, cookies, drinks, in your morning coffee, etc. You love and use this super healthy spice every day, but do you know where cinnamon comes from? Before we answer this question for you, we would like to say a few words about this super healthy spice.
Cinnamon is a sweet spice, which goes well in savory dishes like soups and tagines, and can do wonders on meat and chicken. It also shines in desserts, like churros and cobblers, and is your best friend at breakfast. You can also use and add cinnamon in your beauty routine. It can help out around the house and it may even have some healing properties. some people use cinnamon to speed up the weight loss process, other people use it to improve their sleep. This super healthy spice has many health benefits, and you should use it every day to improve your health in general.
And now, let’s get back to our subject. As we mentioned in the beginning, we use cinnamon every day – but we don’t know where we get it from. To be honest with you, you will be surprised when you find out where cinnamon comes from. And the answer to the million-dollar question is – cinnamon comes from bark. Note: to be more specific, it comes from the inner layer of bark derived from dozens of varieties of evergreen trees that belong to the genus Cinnamomum.
The cinnamon farmers first shave the outer bark off the trees, and then shave off the inner bark — the cinnamon layer. Then, the cinnamon is then dried for use. After that, when the cinnamon is dried, it naturally curls up into quills. The farmers cut those quills into sticks or crushed into a spice powder.
You should know that there is no such thing as true cinnamon. Many people around the world think that Ceylon cinnamon is real cinnamon because of its scientific name, Cinnamomum verum. Cassia, scientifically known as cinnamomum cassia, is just as real. You should also know that most (80-90%) of the world’s Ceylon cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka. Cassia cinnamon mainly comes from Indonesia, which is responsible for about two thirds of the crop. The rest comes from China, Vietnam and Burma. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family. Thank You.