Cinnamon from Ceylan C5

Cinnamon from Ceylan C5
Ingredients: Cinnamon powder C5, Sri Lanka, from organic farming. The cinnamon is grinded by us in Cancale.
For poached fruit, fruit salads.
€6.40 35 g


This C5 cinnamon from Sri Lanka is wonderful in all types of desserts. Use to flavor biscuits/cookies, shortbread, fruit compotes, orange slices, apple tarts, fruit crumbles, and chocolate desserts. In Sri Lanka, it is traditional to add a pinch of cinnamon to one’s morning tea. A teaspoon of this cinnamon can be used to reduce the sugar in baked goods.
  • Allergens Absent, except for cross-contamination.
    May contain traces of sesame, celery, mustard, soy.
  • Origin Sri Lanka
  • Storage / Use In a cool, dark, dry place.
€182.86 / kg

Olivier Rœllinger's words

C5 Grade Cinnamon is of the highest quality. It has an intense and refined flavour. Ceylon cinnamon contains Cinamic acid, which gives it a both deep and refined flavour. True cinnamon has a very characteristic taste, which is pleasant, warm and intense. I use it in the majority of my spice blends. Cinnamon offers a harmonious note to fruit, particularly citrus fruit. Cinnamon goes exceptionally well with chocolate. 


Sri Lanka is a spice island paradise, especially when it comes to cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is, in fact, native to Sri Lanka. We source our cinnamon from organic growers in the center and the Southeast regions of Sri Lanka. After the first cinnamon branches are harvested, the outer bark is removed to reveal the sub-bark which is the most fragrant. Peeling off the bark is an art. Each step must be performed by hand because no machinery could accomplish the task with such precision; the result is like a sculpture. Few growers in Sri Lanka have the skill to produce precious C5 and C5 Alba grade cinnamon. 

True cinnamon comes from the bark of the young shoots of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, a large tree of the Lauraceae family. It should not be confused with cassia or Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia), which is less subtle. They can be told apart by the thickness and color of the bark. Cinnamon is thinner and is a warm yellow-brown, while cassia is thicker and reddish-brown.