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Cinnamon sticks are highly aromatic and one of the best known seasonings in the world. They are used in everything from desserts to hot beverages to savory dishes. Use it to make tea or add it to slow cooked meats, stews and curries. The possibilities are endless.
Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity. It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC, but those who reported that it had come from China had confused it with cinnamon cassia, a related species. Cinnamon was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and even for a deity; a fine inscription records the gift of cinnamon and cassia to the temple of Apollo at Miletus.