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Ceylon Cinnamon (True Cinnamon) Grades and How they are Classified

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Ceylon Cinnamon or True Cinnamon which are commercially cultivated, harvested and processed in Sri Lanka are the only source of True Cinnamon to the world spice market. Sri Lanka produces Ceylon Cinnamon by peeling off the thin bark of the tree C.zeylanicum of the Lauraceae family which is native to Sri Lanka and drying it while rolling them in to quills. Making quills is unique to Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Cinnamon farmers produces few grades of Ceylon Cinnamon depending on few parameters which are given by the Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka. These grades are mainly depend on their outer appearance, moisture content, length of a quill, diameter of a quill and foxing. And these grades have respective prices along with those quality parameters.

- Ceylon Cinnamon Grades:

- Alba:
Maximum diameter of a quill - 06 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 45
% of rough quills per kg - None
Minimum length of quills in a bail - 200
Maximum % of single quality quills per bail - 01

- C00000 Special (C5Sp):
Maximum diameter of a quill - 06 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 35
% of rough quills per kg - 10
Minimum length of quills in a bail - 200
Maximum % of single quality quills per bail - 01

- C00000 (C5):
Maximum diameter of a quill - 10 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 31
% of rough quills per kg - 10

- C0000 (C4):
Maximum diameter of a quill - 13 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 24
% of rough quills per kg - 10

- C000 (C3):
Maximum diameter of a quill - 16 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 22
% of rough quills per kg - 15

- C00 (C2):
Maximum diameter of a quill - 17 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 20
% of rough quills per kg - 20

- C0 (C1):
Maximum diameter of a quill - 19 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 18
% of rough quills per kg - 25

- M00000 Special (M5sp):
Maximum diameter of a quill - 16 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 22
% of rough quills per kg - 50
Minimum length of quills in a bail - 200
Maximum % of single quality quills per bail - 02

- M00000 (M5):
Maximum diameter of a quill - 16 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 22
% of rough quills per kg - 60

- M0000 (M4):
Maximum diameter of a quill - 19 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 18
% of rough quills per kg - 60

- H1:
Maximum diameter of a quill - 23 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 11
% of rough quills per kg - 25
Minimum length of quills in a bail - 150
Maximum % of single quality quills per bail - 30

- H2:
Maximum diameter of a quill - 25 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 09
% of rough quills per kg - 40

- H3:
Maximum diameter of a quill - 38 mm
Minimum number of 42 inch whole quills per kg - 07
% of rough quills per kg - 60

The availability of relevant grades will depend on the weather and many other conditions in Cinnamon growing areas in Sri Lanka.

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