One of the most well-known spices in the West, cinnamon offers a warm, aromatic flavor widely used in traditional western holiday foods. Ranging from a light brown to a deep, robust mahogany, cinnamon is a beautiful ingredient. The spice comes from the inner bark of several different trees in the Cinnamomum genus. During harvest, strips of bark are taken from the tree, rolled, and dried, forming what we call cinnamon sticks. These sticks can be left whole or crushed to form cinnamon powder. While many brands market a variety of cinnamon known as cassia, a stronger, hotter spice that can contain harmful Coumarin, East West Spice offers customers the best and healthiest Ceylon variety. It's fine, sweet flavor adds a flavorful twist to dishes such as sticky buns, pie, and hot chocolate. In some parts of the world, it is also added to savory dishes like biryani, a Middle Eastern rice dish. With cinnamon in your pantry, you can add depth and complexity to both dinner and dessert..