Cinnamon is a widely used plant which has many uses. Cinamomum Zeylanicum is a plant species that is indigenous to the island of Sri Lanka. Due to the unique qualities of Ceylon Cinnamon, the product has been able to establish a reputation for its premium quality all around the globe.
The old botanical synonym for the tree—Cinnamomum zeylanicum— is derived from Sri Lanka’s former name, Ceylon and is indigenous to the island. Sri Lanka still produces 90% of the world’s supply of Cinnamomum verum, which is also cultivated on a commercial scale in the Seychelles and Madagascar in a lower quality.
While there are hundreds of types of Cinnamon, only four varieties are used for commercial purposes. The cinnamon known as “true cinnamon” is Ceylon cinnamon. This is the only variety that many other countries refer to as cinnamon. Other varieties are known as cassia.
How to Identify Cassia vs. Cinnamon
|Dark, Reddish Brown||Light Tan, Golden|
|Double scroll||Rolled like a Cigar|
|Thick, Hard and Coarse||Thin and Brittle|
Cinnamon Grades / Forms
- Cinnamon Bale Form
- Alba, C5 Special, C5, C4, C3, M5,M4, H1, H2, H3.
42 Inch Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks | 25 kg or 50 kg bales | Wrapped in Jute gunny with inner poly liner
- Cinnamon Cut Form
- Alba, C5 Special, C4, C3, M5, M4, H1, H2, Offcut.
Sorted | Graded | Cut into custom sizes | Packed into cartons or pouches to required weight (5kg – 25kg)
- Cinnamon Quillings
- Super Fine Quillings, Qullings No.1, Quillings FAQ.
Packed in bulk poly or jute bags 25kg – 50kg
- Cinnamon Powder
- Super Fine, Medium. (Differs according to Mesh sizes.)
Pure Ceylon Cinnamon can be ground under Cryo or Cool Grinding technologies in order to preserve VO content | Tea bag cut to 20 – 150 mesh as required | Can be Packed in retail pouches (Stand up with zip lock) or into bulk bags of 25kg or 50kg
- Cinnamon Bark Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Citronella Oil
Essential oils distilled from Cinnamon bark or leaf | Packed into glass or PET bottles of 5ml