Cinnamon: The History Of The Spice From Sri Lanka

This spice is from the family Lauraceae and there are more than 250 species and subspecies. Ceylon cinnamon is considered to be the expensive and rare variety that came from Sri Lanka, based on the article from

This specific variety is in-demand around the globe as it contains more than 80 chemical components. The bark of the tree contains Cinnamaldehyde while the leaf oil is known to have a component called eugenol.

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