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Cinnamon Cinnamon is the second most used spice in the world, next to pepper. Its first earliest recorded use was in China around 2500 BC. It is found in the powder, chunk, and stick varieties. Cinnamon is harvested during the rainy season, and then dried in the sun. Today, there are approximately 100 species of cinnamon. Cinnamon is the dried bark from the tropical evergreen tree Cinnamomum zeylanicum, commonly referred to as ceylon. It is found in Sri Lanka, India, the
Eggplant The eggplant, otherwise known as aubergine, is a fruit characterized by its shape and color. It ranges in color from creamy white to deep purple to black. Asian eggplants are round or long and thin. They are softer than Western eggplant and the flesh is tender and slightly sweet. It is commonly used in stir fries. Western eggplant has a plump pear shape. Eggplants are a member of the nightshade family. Plants in the nightshade family are entirely poisonous ex
Sweet Sop The Sweet Sop, (Annona Squamosa), is a member of the Annona family. Other members of the Annona family include the soursop, cherimoya, atemoya, and the custard apple. Sometimes the sweet sop is called a sugar apple. Sweet sops grow on a tree that ranges from 10-20 feet in height. Originally form South America, it is now found in many tropical areas. The tree has thin, oblong leaves, with greenish-yellow flowers. The bark and leaves contain annonaime- and alkal