(Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamomum verum)
Cinnamon – Ingl., Zimt – Ted., Cannelle, écorce – Fr, Canela – Sp., Корица - Russ.
Queen cinnamon belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is cultivated in Sri Lanka, Java, Sumatra, Seychelles, Vietnam, Madagascar, Brazil and Jamaica. The tree is evergreen, with tough leaves, with small yellowish-white flowers. When the branches reach 2 mt. they are cut and then defoliated to remove bark. This is scratched out the outer cork and then handrolled to form long cylinders, then dried and cut to the desired measures.
Cinnamon sticks and powder queen (C4 25 cm, 8 cm, 5 cm, 2 cm), ground, granules quillings. Origin Sri Lanka and Madagascar.
Cinnamon should be kept protected from light in ventilated, and dry premises.