Baked delicacies and desserts often feature cinnamon powder or cinnamon essence. It partners well with chocolate, and can be sprinkled on chocolaty drinks. Cinnamon sticks can be stored and blended into powder as needed. Savory dishes require it too. A stick of cinnamon added to
Asian curries, especially beef or chicken, gives the dish warmth and depth. Cinnamon and honey together are a multi-purpose remedy. For example, cinnamon powders prickled on two table spoons of honey before meals aids digestion and relieves the stomach of gas.
Cinnamon’s presence contributed significantly for Sri Lanka’s history with colonization. Ceylon cinnamon is finer and more delicate than varieties found elsewhere. Its medicinal properties are also far superior. The inner bark is layered to form the cinnamon stick or quill as it is known, through an ancient, time-consuming, and handcrafted method. A daily dose of Ceylon cinnamon may improve effectiveness of insulin in adults predisposed to diabetes.