True Ceylon Cinnamon

Ceylon-cinnamon-plantCeylon cinnamon is the fourth most valuable spice in the world. Cinnamon is known as one of the first traded and most popular spices of the ancient market. It belongs to the family Lauraceae and there are about 250 species and sub species. The name Ceylon Cinnamon comes from the former name of Asian country, Sri Lanka. In ancient market, Arab traders have brought it all the way to European market. It was one of the triggers that encouraged many voyages.

‘Ceylon Cinnamon’ (Cinnamomum verum/ Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) and Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia) are the main species that are traded in the international market under the term of ‘Cinnamon’. Cassia is grown in countries such as Indonesia, China, India, Vietnam region and Java region. Excluding Ceylon cinnamon, three types of cinnamon varieties are available in the market as Chinese cassia, Vietnamese cassia and Indonesian cassia. All of these cinnamon types are commonly labeled as ‘Cinnamon’ in general markets.

However, ‘Ceylon Cinnamon’ also called ‘true cinnamon’, ‘pure cinnamon’ or “sweet cinnamon” is superior to Cassia. Ceylon cinnamon has very low coumarin content. It eliminates risk of damage the liver and kidney in longer use. Cassia contains 1200 times more coumarin content which exceeds maximum recommended daily intake.

The Ceylon cinnamon plant is native to Sri Lanka. Cinnamon bark is harvested from a bushy evergreen tree which has small yellow flowers, tender, reddish bark, and leaves with spicy smell. Due to its unique flavour, aroma and quality, “true cinnamon” has obtained a wide reputation in the global market.

Of all the spices that come from Sri Lanka, Cinnamon is the most significant and valuable. Long ago, before modern people started using different technologies for food preservation, Cinnamon with Pepper was used to preserve meet products. Because of its characteristic aroma and flavour, Cinnamon is commonly used in various pastry products, it is inevitable in Asian foods and flavoured tea.

Modern food industry is using more and more synthetic flavouring substances. However, people throughout the world have become aware of their negative effects. Consequently, they have started looking for natural flavours.

Ceylon-cinnamon-cultivationCinnamon quills are specially prepared in a way that is unique to Sri Lanka. They are composed of many layers and remind of a cigar. They can easily be ground or crushed. Over centuries this skill has been transferred from generation to generation. Sri Lanka has also been producing different products such as Cinnamon oil, Cinnamon powder and tablets. They are prepared according to the whole and ground specification and exported to different countries all over the world according to requirments.

Nowadays Cinnamon is used not only as a food component. Because of its numerous health benefits it is widely used in pharmaceutical preparations as well as in the cosmetics industry. The active ingredients of the bark contain antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antispasmodic, and antifungal properties and is good for general health. Cinnamon oil is widely used in cosmetics and perfumes. Cinnamon is a common ingredient in various products such as a lipstick, toothpaste, mouthwash, chewing gum, soap, nasal sprays and cough syrups. It is valuable in the treatment of a wide range of illnesses. It is prescribed as a remedy for diarrhea, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. It is also recommend for common health problems including asthma, menstrual problems and backache.

Ceylon Cinnamon is exported all over the world but the USA and Mexico are the main markets. A significant amount of Sri Lankan produts is used in Spain, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Bolivia and Chile.

Branding and promoting Ceylon Cinnamon as a worldwide brand in target markets is extremely important. The main point is to differentiate the “True Cinnamon” from Cassia and emphasize its main characteristics. Of course, it is also very important to gain the comparative advantage. Therefore, Ceylon Cinnamon has been presented to the global market as a branded “Pure Ceylon Cinnamon” product which consists of a combination of several fundamental characteristics previously mentioned. Economic Development Board has completed the registration of ‘Pure Ceylon Cinnamon’ trademark in Europe and USA and obtained the certificates of registration.

42 Responses to True Ceylon Cinnamon

  1. Vicky says:

    I am in Western Canada,where can I buy Ceylon Cinnamon?

    • Admin says:

      I am happy to answer your request.

      Sri Lanka exports cinnamon to many countries. But I don’t know where is the exact place to buy this products in your country.

      We are cinnamon growers & we export high quality Ceylon cinnamon from our lands to worldwide. You can buy 100g to thousand of kilograms from us.

      Our products are really natural and we never use chemicals to get artificial appearance. Images in this site represents actual appearance of our products.

      You can use below options to buy our products.

      – ‘Shop’ in this website. Please refer menu bar above.
      – If you prefer to use money orders or related payment method/ additional information, clarification or bulk quantity, please contact us using our email


      • Kim says:

        I would like to order this Ceylon cinnamon, I live in Ottawa Ontario, Canada….How can I order this?

    • Admin says:

      I don’t have a idea about local suppliers. If you order it on this website, we will ship it within 24 hours in weekdays.

  2. Tholakele says:

    I would like to know where can I get the Shri lanka cinnamon in South Africa, Durban. It proves to have so many benefits.

    • Admin says:

      Answer for the first comment may give the answer for your question. If you need additional clarification, let me know.

    • Rhue says:

      Hie dear did you manage to get your Ceylon cinnamon from Srilanka.I’m in johannesburg and I also need it.

      • Admin says:

        True Ceylon Spices is a native Sri Lankan company registered in Sri Lanka. The company sells cinnamon collected from own land. The shipping Location is Southern part of Sri Lanka.

  3. Kayne Chong says:

    can you advise payment and shipping to Singapore for Cinnamon powder. For personal use. Thank You.


    • Admin says:

      All of our products are ‘Free shipping’. You can pay through Paypal or using electronic cards. The payment process is fully secured by 2Checkout secure payment gateways.

  4. Rhue says:

    Hie Admin I live in Johannesburg South Africa n how can I get ceylon cinnamon to this side?.Please help

    • admin says:

      We have delivered orders to South Africa. But, it takes more time than normal. Some of last orders took 6 weeks to the destination. Alternately, you can ask for fast delivery from us if you can pay the additional cost.


  5. Frank says:

    What are the grade of your cinnamon? And are they organic?

    • Admin says:

      The product grades are C4 and C5. If you need Alba quality, we can supply. But, it is much expensive. Some of sellers are selling normal cinnamon grades (C4/ C5) as Alba.

      Our products are organically grown in own cultivation in Sri Lanka. We never use Weedicide/ Pesticide for cultivation. All clearing & related works done by labours, manually. Please refer product images.

      We do not use sulfur for refine the product. You will receive organically grown, weedicide & pesticide free, 0% sulfur Ceylon cinnamon sticks and powder from us.

  6. harshu says:

    hai can i get cinnamon leaf oil.

  7. Siriwipanan says:

    This is to inform you that I have already received the package yesterday. I would like to know if I should keep the stick in the refrigerator. Also, what is it’s life time?

    • Admin says:

      Do not put it in a refrigerator. Keep it as dry form. Dry it under sunlight if wet. Check it once a month or two. If wet, dry it again

  8. Comfort Essien says:

    Hello Sir,
    I just want to inform you that I received my package in good order..Thanks much and hoping my subsequent order will be much faster.
    I’m impressed about your services.

    • Admin says:

      Thanks for your information. Your order has been delivered to Nigeria. So, it took little more time than usual.

  9. Song Boon says:

    Hi , I have received the order. Can I ask you, this Cinnamon Leaf Oil, can it be used to make bread or other food. What is the best usage for the oil.

    • Admin says:

      Use it as a disinfectant, Make a facial scrub. Mix it with cinnamon sugar, orange juice, and olive oil to create a rejuvenating scrub, Gargle as a mouthwash, Add it to your foot soak, Use cinnamon leaf oil as an insect repellent, Add it to your shampoo.

  10. Pam says:

    What is the cost of your Alba grade Ceylon cinnamon?

    • Admin says:

      We don’t have Alba grade cinnamon for sale on in this movement. Alaba grade cinnamon is rare and expensive. Our listed product (C-4 to C5 grade) is in the normal price range and the quality is enough for daily needs.

  11. lalita says:

    Where will I get this product in Pondicherry, India?

    • Admin says:

      Sorry, we don’t have a store outside of Sri Lanka.
      You can place an order on this website. We will deliver it to your home address.

  12. Shujaa says:

    Can I buy cinnamon plants or seed from you?

    • Admin says:

      Exporting plant means a hard process. We need to get approval from many organizations and need to use special packing for keep the plant alive.

      I can send you some cinnamon seeds if you like to plant. Send me your details.

      Please note, the true cinnamon/ Ceylon cinnamon tree is native to Sri Lanka (Ceylon). The Ceylon cinnamon is a legend and the taste comes with climate, soil condition and processing methods native to the country. It may difficult to plant in another countries. If it planted in another country, the taste may differ than true cinnamon that really planted in Sri Lanka.

  13. Bharath B. says:

    I Received the shipment today afternoon, glad to have found your site, I will be buying cinnamon like this once every few months for a long time since I have seen the importance in cinnamon and as well start referring your site to people I know who may be interested.


  14. Leo Gatot Setyanto says:

    How long estimated time arrival to Jakarta-Indonesia since order? Thank you

  15. Bryan Hines says:

    I’m looking for the nearest suppliers of ceylon cinnamon.I’m in Greenville s.c USA

    • Admin says:

      We are sorry. We don’t have a supplier outside Sri Lanka. We do direct shipments from the origin.

  16. Fareeda Yoosuf says:

    how long will it take from germinating the cinnamon seeds to harvest the 1st cinnamon bark (piece). I would like to grow in my garden. I love the smell and taste of cinnamon a lot.

  17. Admin says:

    It takes approximately 3 years.

  18. Rache says:

    Do you ship to New Zealand?


    Dear Sir,

    I received the order in very good condition and packing. I loved the quality of cinnamon powder, without your speedy dispatch of the quality product, I could not have started my healthy routine. Thank you so much, I shall order the same in future too.

  20. Yap Chin Ann says:


    Can i have some cinnamon seed for my own consumption. Will pay the necessary cost.

    • Admin says:

      Sorry. Its required special permission from the government and customs. The process is out of the scope of our company.

  21. Syed says:

    Dear Team, just placed an order for Cinnamon to be delivered in Bangalore, India. May I know the estimated time for delivery? Thank You!

    • Admin says:

      Approximately, the delivery will take a month to India. Yes, India is very close to Sri Lanka. But, the clearing and delivery process in India take few weeks.

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