Cinnamon Powder (Cinnamomum cassia)
The ancient spice, cinnamomum cassia, comes from the inner bark of a tropical, evergreen species of the Laurel family. It is native to India and Sri Lanka and different to cassia or Chinese cinnamon.
The familiar cinnamon quills are prepared from bark, stripped from the tree’s shoots. The outer bark is stripped away, leaving the inner bark to dry out and curl.
In ancient Egypt, the demand for cinnamon and black pepper helped to begin the ancient spice