Ceylon Cinnamon – Sri Lanka

We are the only farmer-driven Ceylon cinnamon supplier in Sri Lanka.

Cinnamomum zeylanicum Sp. Canela de ceilán Fr. Cannelle de Ceylan NL. Ceylon kaneel Ge. Ceylon-Zimt Sin. ලංකා කුරුඳු

Sri Lanka is the only producer of Ceylon cinnamon, also referred to as “true cinnamon.” There are seven different varieties of cinnamon found in Sri Lanka. Ant Commodity farmers only grow the Pani-Miris Kurundu (honey – spice cinnamon) variety because of the superior sweet-pungent taste.

We source from over 150 farmers, covering four major cinnamon producing villages in Sri Lanka. We process in our processing center in Tawalama, Sri Lanka which can store & process up to 200 tons of cinnamon at any given time and has the capability to create tailored blends & private label cinnamon products.

We offer 13 types of cinnamon quills in the form of bale and cut, 3 types of cinnamon powder, 2 types of cinnamon chips and 2 types of quillings. The most common stick grade ordered by the US and EU markets is C5 Special.

For every order, customers can use the “Track & Trace” application for additional information about the harvesting and processing of the product and information about the farmers. For orders above 500 Kgs, Ant Commodity provides Country of Origin Certificate and the Coumarin Test for each shipment.

Use the Quote Request to send your order today!

Our Ceylon Cinnamon Products

Cinnamon Sticks (quills) Cinnamon Quillings   Cinnamon Powder   Cinnamon Chips   Cinnamon Tea Cut

As of Jan 2019, we work with 166 Ceylon cinnamon farmers of which 65 are women. We’ve continued to expand our cinnamon farmer network by opening our second community processing center (CPC) in Sri Lanka. We offer the best prices and highest standard of cinnamon for our global customers thanks to our direct farmer source and the state of the art processing centers specially designed for Ceylon cinnamon.We are proud to say that we are the only 100% farmer-driven Ceylon cinnamon supplier in the world.

Ruwan Pradeep
Manager, Ceylon cinnamon, CPC

  • Shipments ready to go the US
  • Ant Commodity - CPC 1 team
  • Ant Commodity team with Cinnamon farmers in Habarakada, Sri Lanka


  • Ceylon cinnamon stick (quills) bale form
  • Ceylon cinnamon stick (quills) cut form
  • Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
  • Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
  • Ceylon cinnamon Quillings No 1
  • Ceylon cinnamon Quillings No 2
  • Ceylon Cinnamon Chips No 1
  • Ceylon Cinnamon Chips No 2

Ant Commodity setup three farmer groups for Ceylon cinnamon: 

  1. Ant Commodity Community Processing Center (CPC): The majority of cinnamon farmers in Sri Lanka own less than four acres of land. That is why we can’t expect farmers to have the ability to sell directly to end-buyers without using traders. Farmers in Matara, Deiyandara, Kamburupitiya, Alpitiya, Ambalangoda, Kurudugahahathemma, and Galle supply their cinnamon to our CPC in Tawalama, Galle. The CPC process the cinnamon and export to buyers overseas. Please refer Our Model page to learn more about how CPC operates.
  2. Ceylon Cinnamon Alba Farmer Group – Ant Commodity recently formed a 16 woman farmer group in Helaudakanda, Sri Lanka. Alba is the highest grade of Ceylon cinnamon available in the cinnamon industry.
  3. Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder Group – In collaboration with Tea Connoisseurs Delight, Ant Commodity works with Ceylon cinnamon farmers in Habarakada village to produce Ceylon cinnamon powder. Ceylon cinnamon farmers supply quilling to CPC in Tawalama, Galle, Sri Lanka. Galle. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RH6KETM 



SLS 81: 2010 Sri Lanka Standard

Ceylon Cinnamon Grade Diameter of quills  mm, max Number of whole quills (1050mm) per kg min Extent of foxing % max 
Alba 6 45 10
C5 special 6 35 10
C5 10 31 10
C4 13 24 10
C3 16 22 15
C 0 17 20 20
  19 18 25
M5 special 16 22 50
M5 16 22 60
M4 16 18 60
Hamburg   |  
H1 23 11 25
H2 25 9 40
H3 38 7 60

Chemical Requirements of Cinnamon: Sri Lanka Spice Council



ESA requirements

ISO-6539 : 1997 Requirements

SLSI / ISO Test Methods


5.0 % w/w (max)

7% w/w (max)

5% on dry basis max

SLS 186 : Part 5

ISO 928

Acid insoluble ash

1.0% w/w (max)

2% w/w  (max)

1% (m/m) dry basis max

SLS 186 : Part 3

ISO 930

H2O %

15.0 w/w (max)

15 % w/w (max)

14% (m/m) max

SLS 186 : Part 4

ISO 939

Volatile Oil

1.0 ml/ 100g (min)

0.45 w/w (min)

ml/100g on dry basis min.

Whole Cinnamon – 1%

Ground Cinnamon – 0.7%

SLS 186 : Part 11

ISO 6571

Cleanliness Specifications: American Spice Trade Association

Whole insect dead by count

Excreta mammalian by mg/lb

Excreta other by mg/lb

Mold % by weight

Insect infested % by weight

Extraneous matter % by weight







Defect Action Level: United States Food and Drug Administration for Ceylon Cinnamon

Cinnamon Whole


(MPM – V32)

Average of 5% or more pieces by weight

is moldy


Insect filth

(MPM – V 32)

Average of 5% or more

pieces by weight are insect-infested


Mammalian excreta

(MPM – V32)

Average of 1 mg or more mammalian excreta

per pound



Insect filth

(AOAC 968’38B)

Average of 400 or more

insect fragments per 50 grams


Rodent filth

(AOAC 968.38

Average of 11 or more rodent hairs per 50


 Maximum levels of heavy metals tolerated in spices and herbs: European Spice Association mg/kg

Heavy Metal

Max. Level  (mg/kg)









Ant Commodity surveys and records the prices of selected commodities from different villages in Sri Lanka and local entities. We share this data internally with customers to better understand the commodity prices. All prices are quoted in KG/USD on FOB basis

Prices mentioned below are not actual selling prices - Our actual prices can be higher or lower. Please submit an Quote Request to receive our selling prices. Thank you .