Cinnamon commanded a princely sum and was affordable only for a few – the wealthy, the nobility, physicians, and priests. And, others too who acquired it for use in religious ceremonies.
Cinnamon spice, consists of the dried inner bark, is brown in colour and has a delicately fragrant aroma and a warm sweet flavour.
Cinnamon is used to flavouring a variety of foods, from confections to curries to beverages. It is popular in bakery goods in many places. Essential oil is distilled from the bark fragments for use in food, liqueur, perfume, and drugs.
Apart from this, there are immense health benefits of cinnamon.