Cinnamon is known as ‘true cinnamon’ and ‘pure cinnamon’. It is obtained from the bark of Cinnamonum zealanicum, which is an evergreen plant native to Sri Lanka (Ceylon). The 90% of world production of true cinnamon originates from Sri Lanka. The unique method of processing and curing of cinnamon entices the characteristic flavor of cinnamon production of other countries, such as Cassia cinnamon.
Pepper is known as the ‘King of Spice’ and botanically known as Piper Nigrum. Pepper is traded worldwide and is normally consumed as a spice. Sri Lankan Pepper has a higher 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 a mixed crop. Sri Lankan pepper suppliers meet only 2% of the global demand for pepper.
Clove is the dried unopened flower bud of the evergreen tree, Eugenia Caryphyllata Thumb. The odour, flavor and oil contents are the important qualities of cloves. Sri Lankan Clove suppliers have a substantial market worldwide as Sri Lankan clove is found to be richer in oil than those from other growing countries.