Indian varieties of cinnamon grown in different regions of the country


May 30 2023

Malabar Cinnamon (Cinnamomum tamala)


Also known as Indian bay leaf or tej patta.

Grown primarily in the southern regions of India, particularly in the Western Ghats.

Malabar Cinnamon 

The leaves of the cinnamon tree are dried and used as a spice in Indian cuisine.

Malabar Cinnamon 

Malabar Cinnamon

Malabar cinnamon has a distinct flavor that is slightly sweet and highly aromatic.

Ceylon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)


Although Ceylon cinnamon is primarily associated with Sri Lanka, it is also grown in the southern Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Ceylon Cinnamon

Ceylon cinnamon from India shares similar characteristics with the Sri Lankan variety, including its delicate flavor and aroma.

Indian Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)


Cassia cinnamon is also cultivated in India, particularly in the northern regions.

Indian Cassia

Indian cassia shares similar qualities with the commonly available Cassia cinnamon found in supermarkets.

Indian Cassia

It has a strong and spicy flavor, making it suitable for various culinary purposes.

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