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The World of Cinnamon

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Cinnamon for The World of CinnamonCinnamon is one of the oldest species and has been around since 2000 B.C.  It was once more expensive than gold.  In addition to using it for food, it was used by the Egyptians as a perfume when embalming as a food preservative.  Romans used it in funeral pyres to mask the smell of burning flesh.  It was also then, and today used for health purposes.  Cinnamon is also mentioned in the Old Testament as an anointing oil. Continue reading