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Leading Sri Lankan Spices Exporters. Spices have been used in a variety of ways all over the world since time immemorial for a variety of purposes (primarily for seasoning food or for therapeutic purposes). Popular spices like black/white pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, mace, and nutmeg, whether fresh or dried, are a key component in a wide range of condiments and other delicacies – and are a CEIAL specialty.


Spices are characterized by herbs, which are the leaves, flowers, or stems of plants used for flavoring or garnish. Many spices have antioxidant properties, which may explain why spices are more prominent in kitchens that originate in warmer climates, where food spoilage is more likely, and why the use of spices is more common to food that is particularly susceptible to oxidation. Spices are among the most popular and expensive products, the most widely known being black pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, mace, moringa, and cloves.

So what draws Sri Lankan spices from the rest?

Exclusively grown and harvested with utmost care and precision under a tropical climate that presents a desirable temperature and humidity, spices that originate from Sri Lanka are pure, complete with wholesome flavor and a rich aroma in its all-natural state: just as they should be. Henceforth, the quality of spices that CEIAL feels honored to lay expertise upon is no exception to this rule either, and every herb that is delivered to our consumers is assumed to have been done so under nothing short of the most superlative, indeed!

From timely exports of raw ingredients that are of an excellent standard, here is our complete range of spices that are available in the bulk as well as in smaller quantities customized to your requirements – feel free to have a look and know more!

leading spice manufacturer and one of Sri Lanka’s largest spice suppliers Premium grade ingredients are used to create high-quality spices.

Cinnamon galore! Regarded as the shining star of all spices produced by Sri Lanka, true cinnamon is intriguingly special as it is indigenous to the island. Being the scraped inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree, this spice is sold in the form of quills, with one overlapped against the other in tandem.A splendid addition to delicacies both sweet and savory, Cinnamon has also played a pivotal role in aromatherapy and perfumery, rest assured.

Produced from raw green pepper berries by being cooked in hot water and then dehydrated, black pepper is commonly used for enhancing food for heightened taste and aroma. Authentic Sri Lankan black pepper contains the highest amount of Piperine (the substance that gives black pepper its distinctive fragrance), thereby contributing to the finest of delicacies and all other requisites that it may be utilized for, rest assured.

Black and white peppercorns are both the fruit of the pepper plant (Piper Nigrum), but they are picked and processed differently. Black peppercorns are picked when almost ripe and sun-dried, turning the outer layer black but white pepper is picked earlier as the green pepper pods turn mature. White pepper tastes hotter than black but is less complex, with fewer flavor notesthanks to the presence of piperine, a chemical found in peppercorns that supplies its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Hailing from the Myrtaceae family, cloves are flower buds that are handpicked for savory dishes and herbal medicine. Widely used in ancient Indian Ayurveda practices as well as in ancient Chinese medicine, Sri Lanka has been greatly acclaimed to produce cloves that are of the highest quality, both in terms of flavor and aroma for use all over the globe.

Used primarily to induce an exotic feel to delicacies, nutmeg is equally dominant as a spice in both Asian and Continental cuisine. Apart from being a seed, this spice is also important for producing mace, which is found as a covering over the seed. Available with or without its shell.

Resulting in a shade of bright orange/fiery red that closely resembles that of saffron, mace is the lacy, web-like covering over a nutmeg seed. What with a large ratio of nutmegs required to harvest a significant amount of mace, the process of extracting this spice is time-consuming and oftentimes painstaking. However given the quality of flavor, color and aroma it releases, mace is undoubtedly the number 1 choice for culinary artists and is therefore extensively purchased regardless of a higher price tag all over the world.

Turmeric is the best herb for beautiful skin as it contains high levels of antioxidants that helps prevent free radical activity. Turmeric benefits your skin from protecting you from premature anti-aging and UV rays. Turmeric is the best booster of the immune system.

Turmeric contains 3-6% polyphenolic compounds, collectively known as curcuminoids, which collectively is a mixture of curcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin, curcumincurcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Curcuminoids are major components responsible for various biological actions.

Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Moringaoleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree of the family Moringaceae, It is often called the drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree. Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits. It also has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Moringa leaf powder and moringa seeds are a intenationally demanded product that CEIAL exports

Arecanut is the seed of the areca palm tree. An integral part of the rich traditions and cultures from South Asia, the Areca nut has played a big role in several religious and momentous ceremonies as a symbol of status and auspicious timing. Areca nuts are still popular, for different reasons altogether. Used in many cultures for its medicinal properties, the Areca nut is known to aid digestion and in maintaining oral hygiene when chewed in its common preparation betel leaf wrapping. It also continues to carry on its reign as a religious symbol in most South Asian countries.

Arecanut is used in medicine due to its health benefits in preventing digestive problems, eye disorders, and mental disorders. The Arecanut, which is the fruit of the areca palm is often used with the betel leaf, which is chewed traditionally for its warming and stimulant properties by individuals in the South Asian region. In many countries, it is used to flavor a variety of products. It is mainly used in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines in parts of China and India. Arecanut powder is also used in toothpaste as a constituent.

Colombo Export and Import Agencies (Pvt) Ltd (also known as CEIAL In short) has been renowned for being one of the oldest trading houses in all of Sri Lanka, diligently specializing in the manufacturing, processing and export functions of a variety of superior quality organic coconut derivatives, coconut oils and spices.

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