Cinnamon basil is a lesser known basil variety with a flavor blending Italian basil (aka sweet basil) with a hint of cinnamon. Its cinnammon flavor is due to the natural presence of cinnamate, the same compound found in cinnamon & cassia that provides much of their aroma and flavor.
Micro Basil Cinnamon is a microgreen form of this plant, offering more tender leaves, a dainty look, and full, clear flavor. It can be used as a garnish with a wide variety of foods…really anything that pairs well with basil. In Mexico, where cinnamon basil is originally from, it’s often used with fruit flavors.