A cinnamon stick is a spice derived from the inner bark of trees belonging to the Cinnamomum genus. It is a popular ingredient used in cooking and baking and is known for its distinctive sweet and warm flavor. Cinnamon sticks are commonly used in both savory and sweet dishes and can be added whole or ground into a powder. They are often used to infuse flavor in beverages like teas, mulled wines, and hot apple cider. Cinnamon sticks are also used in the preparation of curries, stews, rice dishes, and desserts such as cinnamon rolls and apple pies.