Cinnamon Bark (Cassia Cortex) is a popular spice. It is obtained from the inner bark of trees scientifically known as Cinnamomum.
Cinnamon Bark typically has a yellow colour and a very warming and aromatic taste.
There is a lot of folklore surrounding this spice. Some of the earliest mentions are found in the Bible. It was also used by the ancient Greeks, who burned Cinnamon for incense. In ancient times, Cinnamon used to be a very expensive herbal treatment only the rich could afford. It was also used in Medieval times and it was prescribed by doctors during various medieval pandemics.
It is now the second most popular spice, after black pepper, in the United States and Europe.