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|
USES & BENEFITS
- Medicinal Benefits – Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also said to cut the risk of heart diseases.
- Culinary Uses – Cinnamon is used in several dishes for its unique flavor and aroma.