Organic Ceylon Cinnamon

Premium, ethically sourced
  • Superior and ethically sourced Ceylon Cinnamon (True Cinnamon)
  • 100% Natural and certified Organic
  • Available as Quills, Powder, Chips, Flakes and Capsules
  • Sourced directly from Micro-Small sector farmers and processed to the highest international standards
  • Recognized by the European Union with a Geographical Indication (GI) designation
  • Health Benefits include lower coumarin content, anti-inflammatory properties, blood sugar control, and antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
  • Available in a variety of grades and formats – Including the most prized grade; Alba
  • Ideal for infusion in hot drinks, cooking, baking, and more
  • Quality Certificates from Accredited Testing Facilities provided for wholesale orders on consignment basis as an added assurance on quality and freshness
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Description

Superior and Ethically Sources Ceylon Cinnamon from Goodfolks

Cinnamon is a beloved spice around the world, prized for its warm, sweet flavor and its many health benefits. But not all cinnamon is created equal, and one variety in particular stands out as the best of the best: Ceylon cinnamon.

Ceylon cinnamon, also known as true cinnamon, is native to Sri Lanka and has been cultivated there for centuries. Its history is intertwined with the history of the country itself, and its unique properties have made it a sought-after commodity around the world.

 

Cultivation of Organic Ceylon Cinnamon in Sri Lanka

 Sri Lanka is the only country in the world that can boast a long history of growing Ceylon cinnamon. The spice was first introduced to the island by Arab traders in the 7th century, and it quickly became a valuable export crop. By the 16th century, cinnamon was the primary export of Sri Lanka, and the Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonizers all fought for control of the spice trade.

Today, Ceylon cinnamon is still grown in Sri Lanka, with the majority of production taking place in the southwestern part of the country. The trees are typically grown on small family farms, and the cinnamon bark is harvested by hand.

 

Unique Soil and Climate Conditions

One of the reasons that Ceylon cinnamon is so special is that it is grown in unique soil and climate conditions. The soil in the southwestern part of Sri Lanka is sandy and slightly acidic, which is ideal for growing cinnamon trees. The area also experiences a significant amount of rainfall, which helps the trees grow.

The climate in Sri Lanka is also different from that in other countries where cinnamon is grown. The island is located near the equator, which means that it experiences year-round warm temperatures and high humidity. This climate is ideal for growing cinnamon, as it allows the trees to grow quickly and produce high-quality bark.

 

Certification by the European Union

In recognition of its unique properties and high quality, Ceylon cinnamon has been certified by the European Union with a Geographical Indication (GI) designation. This means that only cinnamon grown in Sri Lanka can be labeled as Ceylon cinnamon, ensuring that consumers are getting the real deal.

 

Health benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon (True Cinnamon)

  • Lower coumarin content: Ceylon cinnamon has lower levels of coumarin than other varieties of cinnamon, such as Cassia cinnamon. Coumarin can cause liver damage in high doses, and Ceylon cinnamon is considered safer for consumption. (Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)
  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Ceylon cinnamon contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce inflammation in the body and improve overall health. (Source: Journal of Medicinal Food)
  • Blood sugar control: Ceylon cinnamon may help improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity and reducing insulin resistance. (Source: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism)
  • Antimicrobial activity: Ceylon cinnamon has been shown to have antimicrobial activity against a range of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It may help prevent infections and promote wound healing. (Source: Journal of Medicinal Food)
  • Antioxidant activity: Ceylon cinnamon contains high levels of antioxidants, which can help protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. (Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)

It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the health benefits of Ceylon cinnamon, and it should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment.

 

Get to know the Ceylon Cinnamon Grades

Ceylon cinnamon is typically graded based on the thickness and quality of the bark, which determines its flavor and aroma. Here’s a simple explanation of the different grades:

  • Alba: This is the highest quality grade of Ceylon cinnamon, also known as “true cinnamon.” It has a delicate flavor, light color, and a smooth texture. It is made up of the thinnest and most delicate bark layers. (Diameter 8 -10m)
  • Continental: This grade is slightly thicker and darker in color than Alba, with a stronger flavor and aroma. It is made up of slightly thicker bark layers than Alba.
  • Mexican: This grade is darker and has a more pungent flavor than Continental. It is made up of slightly thicker bark layers than Continental.
  • Hamburg: This grade is the thickest and darkest of all Ceylon cinnamon grades, with a strong, spicy flavor. It is made up of the thickest bark layers.

When placing your order for Goodfolks Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Quills, we will check with as to the grade and specifications, alongside providing samples for your consideration.

 

And here’s how you can use Goodfolks Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Quills:

  • Infuse into hot drinks: Add a cinnamon quill to your coffee, tea, or hot chocolate for a warm and comforting flavor.
  • Add to baked goods: Use cinnamon quills in place of ground cinnamon in baked goods like cakes, cookies, and muffins. Simply grind the quills into a fine powder using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
  • Flavor stews and curries: Add a cinnamon quill to stews, curries, and other savory dishes for a warm, slightly sweet flavor.
  • Create homemade potpourri: Combine cinnamon quills with other spices, dried flowers, and citrus peels to create a natural and fragrant potpourri.
  • Infuse into oil or vinegar: Combine cinnamon quills with olive oil or vinegar for a flavorful and aromatic dressing or marinade.
  • Make mulled wine or cider: Add cinnamon quills to red wine or apple cider, along with other spices like cloves and nutmeg, for a warming and flavorful drink.
  • Brew a tea: Boil cinnamon quills in water to create a fragrant and warming tea that is believed to have a variety of health benefits.
  • Decorate your home: Use cinnamon quills to create a rustic and natural decoration by placing them in a vase or tying them together with twine.

If you are seeking high quality, organic certified and ethically sourced Ceylon Cinnamon from Sri Lanka, contact us for a quote and samples.

Product Specifications

 

MOQ:Negotiable
Available in: Multiple – Sustainable and Eco friendly packing options available
Package type:Kraft Paper Packs or as per request
Also available:Quills, Powder, Chips, Capsules
Price per pack:For retail prices, please check with your local vendor. Email us for bulk order prices and packaging options.
Nett weight:As per buyer requirement
Gross weightAs per selected pack size
Origin:Made in Sri Lanka
Type: Branded or Unbranded
Private Labelling:Available
Custom Sizes:Available
Brandname: Goodfolks
Handling type:As per specifications
Ingredients:100% natural organic grade Ceylon Cinnamon (True Cinnamon)
Region Nutrition Information:N/A
Colour of product:Brown
Product Grade: Alba, 4C, 4M, 5C Special, H1, H2, Quilling, Chips
Max Moisture: Test Reports available for wholesale orders
Shelf Life:24 Months
Directions for storage:Store in cool dry place (at room temperature) to avoid affecting taste and consistency
Directions for use:N/A
Special Notes:Specify grade when ordering
Why GoodfolksGoodfolks Ethical Spices are sourced directly from farmers who belong to the Micro & Small Farming Sectors and are usually (due to their scale) unable to obtain a fair price. The price we pay encourages more home gardens to develop to international standards leading to positive impacts for the rural economy and the immediate environment.
Goodfolks Reassurance:Minimum waste packaging

Produced to organic, sustainable and ethical standards

Health Benefits

  • Lower coumarin content: Ceylon cinnamon has lower levels of coumarin than other varieties of cinnamon, such as Cassia cinnamon. Coumarin can cause liver damage in high doses, and Ceylon cinnamon is considered safer for consumption. (Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)
  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Ceylon cinnamon contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce inflammation in the body and improve overall health. (Source: Journal of Medicinal Food)
  • Blood sugar control: Ceylon cinnamon may help improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity and reducing insulin resistance. (Source: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism)
  • Antimicrobial activity: Ceylon cinnamon has been shown to have antimicrobial activity against a range of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It may help prevent infections and promote wound healing. (Source: Journal of Medicinal Food)
  • Antioxidant activity: Ceylon cinnamon contains high levels of antioxidants, which can help protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. (Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)

Impact

Community

Cinnamon cultivation and processing provides employment opportunities for many people in Sri Lanka, especially in rural areas where job opportunities may be limited. It is estimated that over 350,000 people in Sri Lanka are involved in the cinnamon industry, either directly or indirectly. Cinnamon is also an important source of income for many small-scale farmers who grow the spice on their own land.

 

In addition to this, Cinnamon cultivation and processing is a traditional practice in Sri Lanka, and the knowledge and skills associated with it have been passed down through generations. This has helped to preserve Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage and traditional knowledge. On the other hand this process is also labor intensive and difficult. Therefore the right price paid to the farmers for their efforts is the only way meaningful impact that can transform farmer’s lives. Purchasing Goodfolks Cinnamon products ensures farmers in Sri Lanka receive a fair wage that justifies their efforts.

 

Environment

 

Cinnamon cultivation can have some harmful effects on the environment. These include Cinnamon being a mono-crop, high use of water and impact of transportation. Because we source primarily from home gardens and small scale cultivator’s vs large scale manufacturers, we are better able to ensure the cultivation follows a mixed crop style. This also helps reduce water usage as multi-crops generally issue better use of water. And we work with the railway network to minimize the environmental impact of transportation.

 

Product

 

Here are our 6 steps to ensuring a quality Ceylon Cinnamon product:

 

  • Sourcing: The quality of Ceylon cinnamon depends on the quality of the raw materials used. We source our cinnamon from farmers who have been trained on the quality aspects and follow sustainable and ethical farming practices.
  • Harvesting: The cinnamon sticks should be harvested at the right time when the bark is mature and easily peeled off. The bark should be carefully removed without damaging the inner layers.
  • Drying: The cinnamon bark should be dried carefully to maintain its flavor and aroma. It should be dried in a warm and well-ventilated area and not exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Sorting and grading: After drying, the cinnamon sticks should be sorted and graded according to quality standards. This involves separating the bark into different sizes, colors, and thicknesses.
  • Grinding and packaging: Cinnamon sticks can be ground into powder, which is then packaged and sealed in airtight containers to preserve its freshness and aroma.
  • Testing: The final product should be tested for quality, purity, and safety. This involves checking for the presence of contaminants, such as heavy metals and pesticides, and ensuring that the product meets food safety standards.

Source Areas

Sri Lanka is home to the world’s finest variety of Cinnamon; Ceylon Cinnamon (True Cinnamon). The following are some of the major areas for Ceylon Cinnamon Plantations.

  • Southern province: This region includes the districts of Galle, Matara, and Hambantota, and is known for producing a slightly different variety of cinnamon with a thicker bark.
  • Central province: This region includes the districts of Kandy and Matale, and is known for producing a milder and sweeter variety of Ceylon cinnamon.
  • Sabaragamuwa province: This region includes the districts of Ratnapura and Kegalle, and is the largest cinnamon-growing region in Sri Lanka. The cinnamon from this region is known for its strong and spicy flavor.
  • Western province: This region includes the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara, and is known for producing high-quality Ceylon cinnamon.

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