Video: How Cinnamon is Harvested

Like so many other staple foodstuffs, cinnamon (also known as cassia) is taken for granted. Most people have no idea that two-thirds of the world supply comes from Indonesia, specifically the Kerinci Valley on the island of Sumatra.

This short two-minute video shows how this sustainable crop is harvested, in traditional means unchanged for centuries.

There is a lot of artistry involved in the whole process, not to mention a tremendous amount of time and hard work. In addition to making me crave cinnamon (which may have several positive health benefits to boot), the video made me appreciate how much human labor goes into all the food, spices, and other commodities we see as plentiful and widely accessible.

Hat tip to Gizmodo for sharing the video.

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