One stick of cinnamon is equal to ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Half a teaspoon of allspice or nutmeg can also be substituted for a stick of cinnamon.
Cinnamon is the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree. It is harvested in the rainy season. Cinnamon is a popular seasoning for fruit desserts that contain citrus and apples. The spice also pairs well with meats such as chicken and lamb. Cinnamon is often added to coffee. The best type of cinnamon is Ceylon cinnamon. This is also called canela or Sri Lanka cinnamon and is the truest form of the spice.