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Exodus 30:23 Take the finest spices: ... two hundred and fifty shekels, of fragrant cinnamon. This popular spice was considered a suitable gift for royalty in ancient times. There are various kinds of cinnamon but Ceylon is considered true cinnamon. A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, this potent spice is believed to reduce heart disease and help maintain a steady blood sugar level, among other benefits.

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