Use in any recipe where you desire the appealing flavor of fresh cinnamon. Add a drop to your french toast batter for a burst of flavor (and it only takes a drop to go a long way).
Cinnamon is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which when dried, rolls into a tubular form known as a quill. Cinnamon is available in either its whole quill form (cinnamon sticks), as a ground powder, or distilled as an oil.
According to the US Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center, there is scientific evidence that demonstrates how cinnamon serves as an important antioxidant and is beneficial in the prevention and control of glucose intolerance and diabetes.
Not only can consuming cinnamon improve the body's ability to utilize blood sugar, but just smelling the wonderful odor of this sweet spice boosts brain activity! Cinnamon is also an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese and a very good source of dietary fiber, iron and calcium.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known. It was mentioned in the Bible as an ingredient in the oils used to anoint Moses, and as a token of friendship. It was also used in ancient Egypt not only as a beverage flavoring and medicine, but also as an embalming agent. It was so highly treasured that it was considered more precious than gold. Around this time, cinnamon also received much attention in China, which is reflected in its mention in one of the earliest books in Chinese botanical medicine, dated around 2,700 B.C.
- Available in 1/2 ounce glass bottle with dropper applicator.