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Canela

Other names: mexican cinnamon

Canela is the Spanish word for cinnamon. This cinnamon used in Mexican cooking is the softer loose-bark variety grown in Ceylon rather than the more commonly found hard-stick cinnamon. Canela is easily ground in a molcajete or other mortar and pestle (including your electric coffee/spice grinder).
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Substitute for canela

Hard stick cinnamon OR ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg or ground allspice

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#2010)
Serving Size
1 tbsp (7.8 grams)
Calories
19
Total Fat
0g
  Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
1mg
Potassium
34mg
Total Carbohydrates
6g
  Dietary Fiber
4g
  Sugars
0g
Protein
0g
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