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History of Cinnamon

The cinnamon tree is mostly found in Asia and is largely grown in the countries of India and Sri Lanka. Due to the popularity of cinnamon, the tree is now grown in many areas of the world. Cinnamon was actually one of the driving forces in the creation of trade routes between Europe and Asia. In some regions of the world, cinnamon was considered more valuable than gold for a time. Cinnamon is mentioned many times in ancient Chinese texts on natural medicines and botany; it’s even referenced in the Bible. It was also one of the ingredients used in ancient Egypt during the mummification process. Cinnamon is one of the world’s oldest known spices.