Ceylon Cinnamon, called Cinnamomum Zaylanicum originates from the Island of Sri Lanka (Formerly Ceylon) and has been a staple of Sri Lankan cooking for centuries. The sweet and spicy taste of Cinnamon has been used for medicinal purposes for the last two thousand years. Ceylon Cinnamon has been more researched for medicinal purposes than any other variety of Cinnamon. It has proven to help kill or slow down the growth of bacteria, can help treat viral or fungal infections and is a proven anti-oxidant. Sri Lanka is the forth largest producer of Cinnamon around and world. Sri Lanka also produces 80%-90% of the total Cinnamomum Zaylanicum variety produced worldwide.
Due to its varied uses and applications, many manufacturers of Cinnamon Products in Sri Lanka have turned to Kosher Certification. Recently G.P. De Silva and Sons a leading producer in Sri Lanka achieved Kosher Certification through Kosher Check. Mr. G.P. De Silva started to trade in Cinnamon in 1942, over the years he grew and expanded his operations. Over the next 70 years G.P De Silva and Sons expanded their business and started shipping Cinnamon and other spices to many countries around the world. Recently they expanded their operation to include Cinnamon Oil. Within a short time of gaining Kosher Certification, G.P De Silva has noticed a difference. As more and more Sri Lankan food manufacturers look to increase sales and export to North America, Europe and beyond, many are turning to Kosher Certification to assist them in opening new doors.
Kosher Check is a globally accepted Kosher Certification, providing Kosher supervision on five continents to food manufacturers such as Kerry Foods, Kemin Bioscience, Merck, Legumex Walker to name a few. Gaining Kosher Certification through Kosher Check can help increase sales as well as potential private label business.