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February 2, 2015

Cinnamon

Cinnmon Shot Web

I have decked my couch with coverings, coloured spreads of Egyptian linen;

I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; let us delight ourselves with love.

(Pr.7.17)

Cinnamon another of our favourite plants, a most beautiful member of the Lauraceae family it is amongst the earliest spices to be utilised by mankind. Amazingly there are around 250-300 species of cinnamon but I wish to discuss, sweet and delicious Cinnamomum zeylanicum commonly known as true cinnamon.

Cinnamon zeylanicum is a moderate-sized evergreen tree, which is indigenous to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Southern India. The …

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