‘Ceylon Cinnamon’ from Sri Lanka eyes Australian market

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By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 7 December 2021: ‘Cinnamon’ (Dalchini in Hindi) from the spice Island (Sri Lanka) is a much sought after spice globally for years. India, China, Vietnam and China also produce ‘Cinnamon’, but Sri Lanka’s ‘True Cinnamon’ is the darling of the world market, with its high quality and aroma.Since antiquity Cinnamon is used as a flavouring additive in cuisines, tea and other foods.In Australia, it is used in many food including cakes and curries.

To promote ‘True Cinnamon’ the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne in collaboration with the Export Development Board (EDB), Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka & Australia Chamber of Commerce and the Australia Sri Lanka Business Council organised a webinar to promote the product in the Australian market today.

The many speakers gave information about this natural product detailing its demand in different countries anyhow ‘True Cinnamon’ is a better product than the one exported by other countries. Sri Lanka Consul General Kapila Fonseka kicked off the webinar. He said Australia was the 30th largest importer of Cinnamon in the world and demand was increasing here:

Chef Don Sherman in his style gave a yummy examples of how Cinnamon was used in many cuisines. He also displayed how Cinnamon tea is aromatic and good for people.

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The webinar was attended by representatives from the EDB,Sri Lanka & Australia Chamber of Commerce and the Australia Sri Lanka Business Council (Dilki Perera) among others. It was evident Sri Lanka is the largest True Cinnamon exporter in the world, supplying nearly 9- per cent of the world’s true Cinnamon demand. In 2021 till October, Sri Lanka exported 125,361 kg of the product to Australia and 15,620,08 kg to the world. It was felt this could be increased with rising demand.

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Neeraj Nanda

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