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Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverages Product Exporters at Gulfood 2023

2023-01-10

Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverages Product Exporters at Gulfood 2023

Sri Lankan Food & Beverage have captured very good demand in foreign markets due to the intrinsic quality of raw material used by the industry, special taste of the products and quality standards maintained during value addition.  The sector plays a vital role in the economy of Sri Lanka moving forward with the global trends towards value added/ healthy products such as immunity boosting, organic, vegan, low GI, pectin free, lactose free, natural, super food, sugar free, low salted, environmentally friendly products etc.

Gulfood is one of the largest annual Food and Beverage sourcing event in the world and EDB has organized Sri Lanka’s participation at Gulfood exhibition continuously since 2008. This year also EDB together with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Dubai is organizing a Sri Lanka pavilion at GULFOOD 2023 exhibition with 28 Sri Lankan export companies to promote Sri Lankan Food & Beverages products to the MEASA region.

Sri Lanka Pavilion to be located in World Food Section – Sheikh Maktoum & Sheikh Rashid Halls in an area of 126 sqm

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Meet with Sri Lankan food & beverages product Exporters at SIAL 2022

2022-09-30

Meet with Sri Lankan food & beverages product Exporters at SIAL 2022

The SIAL, a bi-annual event held in Paris, France is one of the major food exhibitions in Europe that brings all the food channels together under one roof. The exhibition offers a range of food & beverage products including ingredients, processed food, fruits & vegetable, dairy products, beverages and Organic products.

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing a country pavilion at ‘SIAL Paris 2022’ International food fair to be held from 15th to 19th October, 2022 in Paris Nord Villepinte, France with the presence of 19 export companies to promote food & beverage products from Sri Lanka such as tea, spices, coconut kernal based products, confectionery, processed meat and fruits & vegetable with the assistance of GIZ-Germany and IPD-Germany.

Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at Hall No. 1B-093

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Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2022

2022-07-14

Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2022

BioFach the world's leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, combined with VIVANESS, International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, is an important business event for the sector, and it’s both a get-together and an opportunity for positioning. In view of the rising significance of organic food products among an increasingly health-conscious global population, BioFach 2022 is hugely likely to catch on among the trade visitors.

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing a country pavilion at ‘BioFach 2022’ International food fair to be held from 26th to 29th July, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany with the presence of 11 export companies to promote certified organic agriculture products from Sri Lanka such as food & beverages, spices, tea, coconut-based products and fruits & vegetable with the assistance of GIZ-Germany and IPD-Germany.

Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at Stand No. -3A-114 of Hall No. 3A.

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Black Pepper Oleoresins Made in Sri Lanka

2021-09-06

Black Pepper Oleoresins Made in Sri Lanka

An oleoresin is a viscous liquid and a semi-solid material that is produced using the fine ground powder of its source. Black pepper oleoresin is the natural extract of the dried tender berries of Piper nigrum, commonly known as Black Pepper. It is a yellowish-brown liquid with a pungent biting aroma of its spice. It is also the most consumed spice oleoresin in the world, representing 50% of the global spice oleoresin production.

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The Difference Between Cassia and True Ceylon Cinnamon

2021-08-05

The Difference Between Cassia and True Ceylon Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a widely available spice used daily across households, businesses, and industries around the world and serves many purposes apart from cooking. 

The spice is made using the inner barks of the Cinnamomum tree which are dried until they curl into rolls. Cinnamon found in this form is known as cinnamon sticks and quills which are also used to make cinnamon powder once ground. The cinnamon tree grows in well-drained moist soils and the plant reaches a maximum height of 15 meters. It has thick oval-shaped leaves with smooth margins. (1) 

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The Market Potential for Natural Vanilla

2020-08-14

The Market Potential for Natural Vanilla

Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world and the only orchid type that we use in food. Vanilla is grown mainly in Central Sri Lanka due to the cold climate and wet weather conditions. The plant is a member of the tropical climbing orchid family Orchidaceae. Even though Vanilla is native to Mexico, its cultivation the plantation has spread itself across the world with time.

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The Rising Market Potential for Cinnamon Oil

2020-06-15

The Rising Market Potential for Cinnamon Oil

Obtained from the barks and leaves of trees that are scientifically known as Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamon oil is known for its numerous uses and health benefits.

Cinnamon oil of the highest quality is manufactured in Sri Lanka, using Ceylon Cinnamon the finest of the cinnamon in the world. Ceylon Cinnamon oil is admired for its unique fragrance when compared to other essential oils.

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Herbs that Heal - Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices from Sri Lanka

2020-04-30

Herbs that Heal - Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices from Sri Lanka

From Ceylon Cinnamon to Ceylon Tea, Turmeric, and Ginger; herbs from Sri Lanka have long been known to have a boosting effect on our immune system. Whether made into a bitter, consumed with food or beverage and used as a spice these herbs and ingredients have been repeatedly proven to support the immune system function, and boost resistance to infection.

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12 Herbs and Spices from Sri Lanka

2020-04-24

12 Herbs and Spices from Sri Lanka

Herbs and spices have been a major influence on Eastern cuisine since times immemorial. Spices heighten the flavour and aroma of a dish. Currently, herbs and spices are valued beyond their rudimentary flavouring applications and see continued demand for various medicinal purposes.

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Leveraging the Unique Sri Lankan Brand in Export Development

2020-04-23

Leveraging the Unique Sri Lankan Brand in Export Development

Sri Lanka, the celebrated Spice Island, is the proud country of origin of some of the world's highest-quality spices and is among the top spice exporting countries in the world.

To protect the integrity of Sri Lankan spice exports and provide a convenient mean of identification for spices made in Sri Lanka the Sri Lanka Export Development Board has acquired and developed the ‘Ceylon Spices’ brand and geographic indication for five types of spices exported from Sri Lanka, which acts as a proof quality and flavour that is unique to the terroir of Sri Lanka.

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The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

2020-02-17

The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

A combination of local and global terrorism, political turmoil and natural disaster saw the local, as well as the global economy, slowing down compared to the year 2018. Sri Lanka registered a GDP growth of 2.8% during the last year against 3.3% recorded in 2018, while the global GDP also grew at a subdued rate of 2.5%, mainly due to Chinese and the USA trade tension and low growth recorded in the EU and Japan.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2020

2020-02-03

Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2020

BioFach, the world´s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, combined with VIVANESS International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, is an important business event, an emotional event for the sector, and both a get-together and an opportunity for positioning.

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing the Sri Lanka country Pavilion at BioFach 2020 to be held from February 12-15 at Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany. Fifteen (15) Food & Beverage Exporters from Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at Stand No. -3A-414 of Hall No. 3A.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at Gulfood 2020

2020-02-03

Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at Gulfood 2020

“From fascinating new flavours to industry-shifting innovations and multi-million dollar export deals, Gulfood is the place to experience all the key moments driving the F&B industry forward and to see all the mega-trends come alive, like never before.” And 2020 marks the 25th edition of Gulfood to be hosted with the timely theme “Rethinking Food” from February 16-20, 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Cinnamon essential oil could disrupt bacterial biofilms and make infections easier to treat

2018-12-14

Cinnamon essential oil could disrupt bacterial biofilms and make infections easier to treat

Bacterial biofilms lead to serious health care complications associated with increased morbidity and mortality. There is a great need to discover and develop new biofilm inhibitors from natural products or by modifying natural compounds or understanding the modes of action of existing compounds.

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Expansion of Organic Spices Exports from Sri Lanka

2017-12-15

Expansion of Organic Spices Exports from Sri Lanka

Organic agriculture is an environment friendly, culturally sensitive, socially just, and economically viable and a sustainable & efficient production system. The Organic food market is supported by consumers globally and is in ever-growing demand since last few decades. By today, it’s worth billions of dollars.

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Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon

2017-04-04

Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon

A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation springing right from that origin. To be qualified as a GI, a sign must identify a product unequivocally as originating in a given place

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Educating a New Generation for a Better Future for Ceylon Cinnamon

2017-01-16

Educating a New Generation for a Better Future for Ceylon Cinnamon

Sri Lanka holds the monopoly for Ceylon Cinnamon or true cinnamon, the celebrated spice that changed the human history forever. Made from the bark of the small evergreen tree called Cinnamomum zelanicum, Ceylon Cinnamon’s unique fragrance and taste, as well as its remarkably low amounts of coumarin, had made it one of the most sought after spices made in Sri Lanka, ever since the world discovered the many uses of Ceylon Cinnamon.

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Sri Lankan Vanilla cultivators and suppliers are catering to a growing global demand

2015-07-07

Sri Lankan Vanilla cultivators and suppliers are catering to a growing global demand

Once a jealously-guarded secret of the North Mexican Totonac tribe, who believed in a divine connection between the Vanilla orchid and their tribal deities, vanilla was introduced to Europe by Spanish conquistadors, who are also ironically credited with the introduction of chocolate.

Until the 19th century the global vanilla demand was exclusively met by the Mexican as the first attempts at growing vanilla outside Mexico proved ineffective due to the symbiotic relationship between the vanilla orchid and its natural pollinator, a local species of bee.

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Health Benefits of Pure Ceylon Cinnamon

2015-07-07

Health Benefits of Pure Ceylon Cinnamon

Pure Ceylon Cinnamon or true cinnamon, as it is known across the world today, carries many health benefits backed by scientific and medical research.

Among its most celebrated health benefits is the cinnamon's ability to control blood sugar. According to the latest medical research cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon is capable of reducing the blood sugar level by 3-5%, similar to the early generation of diabetes medication. A combination of Ceylon Cinnamon, healthy diet and regular exercise is recommended as an ideal pre-diabetic life style to prevent the development of type-2 diabetes.

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Sri Lanka Supplies Top quality Cardamom to the World Spice Market

2015-07-02

Sri Lanka Supplies Top quality Cardamom to the World Spice Market

Cardamom, the queen of spice, with a sweet mixture of aroma and flavour, is the third most expensive spice in the world spice market second only to saffron and vanilla.

Part of the ancient family of spices, cardamom was used as a tooth cleaner by ancient Egyptians, while the Greeks and Romans used cardamom as a source of fragrance in perfumes and air fresheners. Ancient Chinese and Indian herbal medication also involved cardamom as a main ingredient and were among the main cultivators of cardamom.

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