This belongs to family Lauraceae. Sri Lanka commands about 90% to World cinnamon market, nearly 12,000 tons of Quills and chips exported from SriLanka per annum.
Cinnamon exports as following grades:
Alba, C5 Special, C5, C4, M5, M4, H1, H2, H3 packed in 25Kgs or bales or cut in to 7-25 cm packed in cartons.
Cinnamon Quelling (Broken pieces) or chips are packed in bags.
Cinnamon is used as a spice or condiment for flavoring cakes cooking etc... It is also used as a medicine. Just 1/2 tea spoon of cinnamon can lower LDL cholestrol and control blood sugar. Cinnamon reduces the proliferation of Lukemia and Lymphoma cancer cells.
Current Markets are Mexio, USA, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Central & South America and India.