Cinnamon is the underneath layer of bark, peeled from the young shoots of an evergreen tree. A sweet, mild spice used to flavour spiced cakes and biscuits.
Cinnamon comes from tropical evergreen trees related to the bay laurel, avocado and sassafras. Cinnamon trees when allowed to grow in their wild state, can grow 8-17m tall and develop girths of 30-60cm across. Cinnamon is said to be among the oldest of spices. References to it date back 2500 years to Ancient Egypt!
*Tip: With its mildly sweet and delicate fragrant flavour, cinnamon is commonly used in fruit desserts and pastries, sprinkle on porridge.
◆ Flavours cooked dish with delicious herbal taste
◆ Ideal for meat slices, stews, gravies and vegetables
◆ Can be used as barbecue seasoning as well
◆ Use with other MasterFoods spices to create an aromatic meal