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Spices & Allied Products

Hailed as the ‘Spice Island’, Sri Lanka has been the hotspot for the trade of spices for centuries, particularly for the variety and quality of spices it provides. From Ceylon Cinnamon to cardamom, pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and various others, the spice exports of Sri Lanka consists 56% of Sri Lankan agricultural exports. These varieties of condiments are used to season, flavour and aromatise various forms of cuisines across the world.

Sri Lanka is the world largest producer & exporter of true Cinnamon to the world. Cinnamon has originated in Sri Lanka & it has unique characteristics, which can be branded under GI protection. Accordingly Ceylon Cinnamon introduced to the international market as a branded product namely “Pure Ceylon Cinnamon” which reflects a combination of several intrinsic characteristics of Cinamomum Zylanicum.

 

Sri Lankan pepper has high intrinsic quality due to piperine content which gives it a superior quality and pungency. Pepper is offered in different grades for grinding and extraction of essential oils and oleoresins. In Sri Lanka pepper is grown in the wet and intermediate zones mostly as mixed crops.