Cinnamon - very ancient spice. It it is mentioned in the Bible. In ancient times it was appreciated on an equal basis with gold if there was a crop failure, then more expensively. Only kings or very rich people were able to afford cinnamon. There passed two thousand years and a lot of things exchanged including the price of cinnamon. Now each hostess has this spice in kitchen. General availability of cinnamon allowed to make it very popular in cookery. To taste it is slightly sweetish, with pleasant specific aroma. Therefore often it is added to confectionery – cakes, rolls, cakes, desserts, creams. Strew with it the fresh or baked fruit, put in tea, cocoa, coffee, apply in preservation - add in jam, compotes, juice, marinades. By the way, pickle with cinnamon not only vegetables and fruit, but also meat, also add it to hot or cold dishes from mutton, pork, a bird.