This is Where Cinnamon Comes From Beautiful Trees and 1 Recipe

CINNAMON TREE     Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum, evergreen tree of the¬†laurel family (Lauraceae) native to(Ceylon), Malabar Coast and Myanmar (Burma), also¬†cultivated in South America¬†and the¬†West Indies for the spice¬†consisting of its dried inner bark.   It was once more valuable than gold. In Egypt it was sought for embalming and witchcraft. In medieval Europe it…

This is Where Cinnamon Comes From

Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum, evergreen tree of the¬†laurel family (Lauraceae) native to(Ceylon), Malabar Coast and Myanmar (Burma), also¬†cultivated in South America¬†and the¬†West Indies for the spice¬†consisting of its dried inner bark. Cinnamon was once more valuable than gold. In¬†Egypt¬†it was sought for embalming and witchcraft. In¬†medieval¬†Europe it was used for religious rites and as a¬†flavoring. Later…