Sunday, January 22, 2012

TODAY'S FLOWERS #178

Cinnamon
Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Laurel Family - Lauraceae


This is true cinnamon, native to Sri Lanka and Indonesia, and has a mild flavor reminiscent of citrus.  


Most cinnamon sold in the United States is Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia), which is native to China and the East Indies, and has a stronger, harsher taste than true cinnamon.



TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.

19 comments:

  1. Oh now I know how cinnamon looks like! And I love cinnamon!

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  2. I didn't know cinnamon was so pretty! I don't think I've ever seen a cinnamon plant before. Thank you for showing us.

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  3. Beautiful!
    I've never seen a cinnamon plant before.
    Have a great Sunday.

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  4. Red and so delicated!
    Very interesting plant and your pictures are great! :)
    hugs
    Léia

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  5. I'm another who hasn't seen cinnamon plants before. It looks quite pretty and delicate.

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  6. Denise, thanks for sharing this. I did not know what cinnamon even looked like. Beautiful photos. Happy Sunday!

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  7. gorgeous images!

    i've never seen a cinnamon plant before... so thanks for posting your wonderful photos.

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  8. You learn something new every day when blogging. I did flowers on my post too.

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  9. The light and shadows in these shots are lovely Denise as is the contrasting red and green of the plant!

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  10. Interesting. Strangely enough, I never thought about where cinnamon came from. Good to know.

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  11. Great contrast in colour Denise.

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  12. Very cool! I love seeing things I've never seen before!

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  13. It is so interesting to see cinnamon in its natural form.

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  14. that is so interesting I didn't know there was such a thing as a cinnamon plant.

    Gill in Canada

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  15. They are both nice, but true cinnamon is much prettier. Thanks.

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  16. I love true cinnamon and use nothing else since discovering it at our local Savory Spice Shop. Such a pretty photo.

    I'm so glad that you saw my mushy pea post as I thought of you when I posted it. We thoroughly enjoyed them. I hope you do too.

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  17. I had no idea that's what cinnamon looks like!

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  18. The new leaves are as spectacularly red as on some of our Eucalyptus trees in spring.

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