Cinnamon is harvested from the inner bark of tropical evergreen trees. The bark is peeled off in strips, which naturally curl up into cinnamon quills as they dry. Ground cinnamon is the powdered version of this bark. One cinnamon stick is approximately equivalent to one teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic spice and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods. The aroma and flavour of cinnamon derive from its essential oil and principal component, cinnamaldehyde, as well as numerous other constituents, including eugenol.
Cinnamon sticks add great flavor, improve food palatability and give a fabulous aroma to baked goods. Start incorporating them into your kitchen today!