Ceylon Cinnamon Quills, Sri Lankan

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Cinnamon sticks from the land of Ceylon



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Ceylon Cinnamon Quills, True Sri Lankan Cinnamon 

Sri Lankan cinnamon, or Ceylon cinnamon, is often referred to by the monikers true cinnamon and sweet cinnamon because of the historical presence and flavor profile that differs from the more common, Cassia cinnamon. While of the same genus, Cinnamomum, cassia bark. has a much harsher taste than its (in our opinion, far superior) Ceylon cousin.  

For the sake of trade and purchase today, all species are considered cinnamon, but as per its original Latin origins, true cinnamon is the scientific literal translation of cinnamon bark derived from the Cinnamomum Verum tree. Sri Lankan cinnamon sticks, while less common and more expensive, are favored by Pastry Chefs in Europe for their soft, delicate, and clean cinnamon flavor.  A large difference between Ceylon cinnamon quills and Cassia cinnamon sticks is that the Ceylon variety is filled like a fine cigar. The flesh is soft and brittle and easily broken by hand, whereas Cassia cinnamon or Cassia bark is hardier and woodier and do not break easily.

This particular organic cinnamon stick from Sri Lankan is C5-special grade, the finest, and most sought-after grade of Ceylon cinnamon quill in the world. 

Looking for Ceylon cinnamon powder instead? You can find it here.

What You Can Expect When You Buy Ceylon Cinnamon Quills from SloFoodGroup:

  • Cinnamon is sourced from the bark of various species of the genus Cinnamomum. Most Cinnamomum is tree-farmed in Indonesia, China, and Vietnam, and much of Asia, though less often in the latter region. This particular cinnamon comes from the Cinnamomum Verum tree and is the one true cinnamon. It is sourced from Sri Lanka, formerly known as the colony of Ceylon, taste and see the difference, you'll likely never go back to the Cassia variety. 
  • Whether you buy Ceylon cinnamon quills in small amounts or bulk quantities, you'll receive your delivery of premium cinnamon sticks swiftly and, for domestic orders, we'll cover shipping costs. 
  • C-5 Special grade cinnamon sticks, the highest-quality of cinnamon in the world, prized by bakers everywhere. Alba grade cinnamon quills have little to no foxing, meaning there are no blemishes caused by excessive moisture and will be thinner than other grades of Ceylon cinnamon quills.
  • Ceylon cinnamon contains far less coumarin than Cassia cinnamon. Coumarin is a naturally-derived flavoring substance that can be toxic in large quantities.
  • These premium Ceylon cinnamon quills are cut to 5-inches and have a uniform thickness.
  • SloFoodGroup products are always all natural, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
  • Our Ceylon Cinnamon quills have been certified kosher by EarthKosher. 

How is Ceylon Cinnamon Produced?

A tree is grown and nurtured for about 2 years at which point it is chopped down to a stump. After a short time, dozens of small shoots spring up from the stump. The shoots are allowed to mature and thicken to about two inches in diameter. After the green outer bark is then shaved off and the inner bark is struck evenly and bruised until it releases from the heart of the wood. This inner bark is removed in large sheets, cut into strips, and air-dried. These strips are then curled into quills of cinnamon that are further dried in ovens or by baking outside under the sun. After achieving a sufficient "tan", the quills are sent on their way around the world, where they are prized by bakers, culinary enthusiasts, and holistic healers.

What Are Some Of the Best Ways to Use Ceylon Cinnamon Quills?

Sri Lankan cinnamon, aka: Ceylon cinnamon, is smooth and aromatic with hints of citrus, sugar, and butter. It's known for being sweeter and more subtle than other varieties of cinnamon. That complex aroma is a perfect all-purpose cinnamon for using in curries, stews, and a wide assortment of pastries. Try dusting over oatmeal or mixing with sugar on buttered toast. We highly recommend using this cinnamon in the Mexican rice milk drink, horchata, or in the English favorite, eggnog. Or, try it our recipe for a mango vegan ice cream!


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Joyce C.
United States United States
Very Good Product

So glad to find a good quality of Ceylon Cinnamon Quills. The only thing would like to see is a shorter stick.

United States United States

These are the best you can buy anywhre

Barbara L.
United States United States

They are beautiful and could be used in some sort of fashion assemblage. But to try and break them down, or crush them in order to make cinnamon powder--that's not going to happen. The fragrance and flavor of Ceylon cinnamon is ever so minimalist. If your interest in Ceylon is for medicinal or health purposes, you can purchase it in powdered form here in one or 2lb bags. I will use my quills to tie with ribbons for holiday packages. And to make little Ceylon bouquets (with a nice dusting of store-bought cinnamon at bottom of little containers). Ah, you might also want to use the quills to break down somewhat and use then to make tea!!

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Ceyon is the best & most healthy for consumption. I looked around, all over the internet looking for the very" best & is the asking price appropiate for the most healthy" of all cinnamon "CEYLON CINNAMON". From the moment we unwrapped our order (very fast shipping) we could tell this was the highest form if cinnamon. Color richness, fresh cinnamon taste, excellent. a.ll around This one order from this company came so qickly in the mail, The quality products,from this company we will continue to keep at the top of our list where spices & many other items I have heard of, yet never seen listed anywhere as I recall.ever, black & white truffles, edible gold, edible silver, real 100% saffron, etc. If you haven't checked this store out you are truly missing out! Vanilla. beans still in their shells. Check here for your next "BIG find", have fun!

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Ceylon cinnamon quills

Excellent. Will buy again.

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