Made from the dried inner bark of a tree, cinnamon delivers a wonderful balance of sweet and hot flavors. Try stirring your hot coffee or tea with a cinnamon stick! Mix cinnamon with sugar and sprinkle generously over hot buttered toast, bagels, pastries, cookies, puddings or fruit desserts.
Cinnamon is native to India and southeast Asia and has been used since ancient times. It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC and was sometimes confused with the herb cassia. It is known as canela in Spanish. The word canela is derived from the Latin word cannella, which means "tube".