We all know that apple grow on trees, and potatoes grow in the ground. But, here comes the million-dollar question – do you know where cinnamon comes from? Cinnamon is a super healthy spice and we use it all the time, but do you know where it grows and how it comes to be in our cinnamon buns?
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 it 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.
But, let’s get back to our subject. We use cinnamon every day, but we don’t know where we get it from. 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. 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.
Here’s how the process goes – cinnamon farmers first shave the outer bark off the trees, and then shave off the inner bark — the cinnamon layer. After that, the cinnamon is then dried for use. Then, when the cinnamon is dried, it naturally curls up into quills. The farmers cut those quills into sticks or crushed into a spice powder. Note: you should know that there is no such thing as true cinnamon. People often 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. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.