Cinnamon is an Indian spice that is obtained from the inner bark of the trees (not specifically) and it is used for both sweet and savoury dishes. Sometimes it is mentioned with the name as Cinnamomum verum is that considered to be the true Cinnamon, because, most of the cinnamon varieties in the international commerce have seem to be derived from related species. Thus they are also referred to as cassia so as to distinguish them from “Cinnamomum verumis or true cinnamon”.
Cinnamon bark is the one which is used as a spice. It is employed in dishes as a condiment and flavouring ingredients and also used in the preparation of chocolates (especially in the countries like Mexico). These are used in many dessert recipes like doughnuts, apple pie, and cinnamon buns and for spicy candies, tea, coffee, hot, and liqueurs as well. In some countries it is often used for savoury dishes involving chicken and the lamb.