Cinnamon is a dried bark of various laurel trees in the Cinnamomum family. The "True Cinnamon" is the dried inner stem bark of Cinnamomum Verum. Cinnamon plants are grown as bushes. One of the more common trees Cinnamon is derived from is the cassia. Cinnamon has a sweet taste and a woody fragrance in both grounds and sticks forms. Due to the rising popularity of Cinnamon, cinnamon export from India is rising day by day. Export of cinnamon is also a good source of revenue for the exporters today.Cinnamon is naturally grown in the forests of Western Ghats. It is also cultivated in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is grown in one or two locations in Kerala.
The sweet-spicy flavor of Cinnamon enhances the taste of vegetables and fruits. Cinnamon is a perfect partner for chocolate. It can be used in any chocolate dessert or drink. It is also used to mellow the tartness of apple pie. Cinnamon is used extensively in flavoring confectionery, liquors, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. It is also said to help diabetics in the digestion of sugar. Due to such diverse uses of Cinnamon, the cinnamon import from India has risen over a period of time. The cinnamon exporter in India today thus has to cultivate it more efficiently. Cinnamon is now being used in many cuisines across the world. Besides the food industry, Cinnamon also has uses in the pharmaceutical industry, the cosmetics industry so on and so forth. India is among the top ten cinnamon exporters in the world. India exports cinnamon worth $7,140,000 per year. India is also among the fastest-growing cinnamon exporters in the world since 2015.Cinnamon is one of the most diverse spices. Therefore, various countries in the world demand Cinnamon today. The global sales for cinnamon exports by country total to US$692.4 million in the year 2019. India exports cinnamon to several countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, UK and New Zealand.
|Origin||Native to Ceylon, Sri Lanka|
|Binomial name||Cinnamomum verum|
|Nutrients||Calories - 6.42 calories
Carbohydrate - 2.1g
Dietary Fibre - 53g/100 grams
|Vitamin||Vitamin A, B and K|