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Cinnamon is an ingredient used in Indian cooking Also known as:
Karuva, Dalchini

Description:
The brown bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled. This forms a quill or the commonly termed, cinnamon sticks. There are two varieties of available, Ceylon and Chinese(Cassia). The Ceylon stick being more flavourful and is scarcely available.

Commonly used in:
Used mainly for flavouring in sweet and savoury dishes and medicinal purposes.

Health benefit:
Good source of Manganese, Calcium and fiber.

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