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You’d be hard pressed to find a soul who had never smelt or even tasted Cinnamon. Harder even to find someone who didn’t love it. For most of us, even the gentlest whiff of this Eastern aromatic spice sets off a chain of satisfying ‘Aaahhs’ as we drink in its warm and comforting scent.
After all, what Christmas is truly complete without the smell and flavour of Cinnamon? One of the few spices that truly transcends the savoury/sweet border, it is equally able in a hot apple pie as it is in a delicious curry. Its kind nature sees it easily married with an abundance of other flavours so it is small wonder that it has been an established component of every self respecting spice rack for centuries gone by.
Hidden deep within these dark scrolls of deliciousness is a long and fabled history of interaction with mankind. In fact, you have to go back as far as 2,000 B.C. to find the first evidence of the Egyptians using Cinnamon as a perfuming agent for the embalming process. And legend has it that Roman emperor Nero was so devastated at the death of his second wife, Poppaea Sabina in 65 A.D. that he ordered all the Cinnamon that could be found to burn in honour of her everlasting beauty.
Of course, Cinnamon’s relationship with the human race hasn’t always been so morbid. It has also been at the heart of the perfume and culinary industries for centuries too. So highly sought after was it, when it was first brought West by Arab traders, that they concealed its origin for hundreds of years just to preserve the industry.
Swanson Organic Certified Organic Cinnamon are whole Cinnamon sticks, preserved to retain freshness right up until you choose to grind them (or add them whole) into whatever dish you fancy. The scrolls themselves are actually made by stripping the bark of the Cinnamomum burmanii tree and allowing that bark to curl up and dry into the shape we now recognise the most.
Remove the need to buy ground Cinnamon with Swanson Organic Certified Organic Cinnamon, nature’s most delicious treat.
Grate to your needs or simply add whole to a range of delicious dishes both savoury and sweet.Special Precautions
Store in a cool, dry place.
Do not take if outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.