Cinnamon is arguably the most popular and exotic spice in the world.
Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavoring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savory dishes, breakfast cereals, snack foods, and traditional foods. Cinnamon is also used to flavor meats and vegetables. It also a part of curry powders, Garam Masala Spice Mixture, and many other fine blends. In the west, cinnamon is the key ingredient in cinnamon toast and is used in a variety of pastries. A pinch of this powder accents a cup of Tea or Coffee wonderfully. Cinnamon is the dried inner bark of the cinnamon tree.
One Cinnamon Stick yields 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder.
Woody, Mild flavor.
Also referred to as Dal Chini
Substitutes: Cinnamon Powder / Cardamom ( in desserts, and tea )
Notes: Cinnamon acts as a digestive and stimulant and calms the stomach. It also a natural antiseptic.