Do you know? Cinnamon is also known as…
Dalchini – Karuvapattai – Dālcina Cekka – Dalcȳn
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from inner bark of several tree species from the genus cinnamomum. Cinnamon is mainly used as an aromatic condiment and flavoring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savory dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods. Since ancient times, the fragrant spice has delighted palates, influenced the fate of nations and been hailed for its supposed medicinal properties. Cinnamon has a sharp taste, warm, sweet & pungent aroma. The taste and the smell comes from the essential oil in cinnamon. Beyond its use in cooking, cinnamon is believed to have medicinal properties. Cinnamon has quite the reputation as a healing agent. The spice has been credited with antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used as a whole spice, in powdered form to add to a cuisine or sprinkle a little on a beverage / food. Use it sparingly and the possibilities are endless!