Cinnamon, we all know and love it. It's used to make most foods 100x better and tbh I'm not sure I could live without it.
A particularly good use of cinnamon is the mighty cinnamon bun.
OK, so this may be old news to some of you but I recently found out that cinnamon is actually bark and it has really shook me.
That's right, it is the inner bark of a Cinnamomum tree that looks like this:
See! All that cinnamon goodness is packed inside this tree!
This is cinnamon in it's raw state:
The inner bark is then shaved off and it naturally curls into little sticks that are called "quills".
OK so I know what you're all thinking, you're rolling your eyes and saying "obviously it's bark it looks exactly like bark".
But I truly believed that it was made to look that way so we would associate it with Autumny/rusticy vibes. Those Pinterest mums had me fooled with pictures like this:
Of course, I'm not a fool.No, this has blown my mind.
OMG I Just Found Out Where Cinnamon Comes From And I'm Shook
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Did you know cinnamon is actually bark?
vote votesOf course, I'm not a fool.
vote votesNo, this has blown my mind.