Though currently, Mexico is the main importer of cinnamon. When ground, reddish-brown to brown in color. It has a strong distinct aroma and is sweet and pungent in flavor.
Used in dessert recipes, liquors, and also used for savory dishes of American, Persian, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Sprinkle over hot cocoa, cinnamon rolls, French toast or apple pie.
Tips and Techniques
When ground, the fragrance of this spice is stronger than that of whole sticks. Store ground powder on your spice rack in airtight spice jars, and sticks in an airtight container. Place in a cool location out of bright light and direct sunlight.