Saturday, December 9, 2023

Pussalla diversified to organic cinnamon cultivation, processing

Pussalla, a leader in the poultry industry, after thirty years of growth and achieving total vertical integration, diversified to organic cinnamon cultivation and processing. Pussalla’s organic cinnamon is marked by a resounding success with the recent recognition from the esteemed Sri Cert Organic Certification Institute. The institute awarded organic certification status, following a rigorous evaluation of the entire cultivation and processing centre. The certificate was formally conferred upon the company at a ceremony held at the Pussalla Head Office on August 17.

The company started the journey with 30-acre cinnamon cultivation that adheres to stringent organic standards, with plans underway for an ambitious expansion to cover an impressive sixty acres at the first stage. The careful process control that Pussalla maintains, from cultivation to the shelves of its outlets, ensures that customers receive only the finest organic certified cinnamon sticks, powders, and leaf oil. During the Organic certification awarding ceremony, the Chairman of Pussalla, stated in remarked, “Cinnamon has a rich history as one of the oldest commodities traded internationally, dating back to the Dutch era in Sri Lanka. As we stride forward into this new chapter, it is our collective responsibility to restore and elevate the nation’s glory in global cinnamon cultivation and exports while we are having a Geographical Identification for Ceylon cinnamon.”

The health benefits of cinnamon are no secret. As per the studies, Ceylon Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels, provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, contribute to heart health by lowering cholesterol, support brain health and offer antimicrobial properties. It has also been used traditionally for aiding digestion and weight management. Its versatility extends beyond health, as cinnamon finds its place in kitchens around the world, enhancing the flavors of dishes, adding taste to savories, and even finding its way into soothing beverages.

Caption: Pussalla Chairman, Philip D.J. Wewita, receives the organic cinnamon certification from Managing Director of SriCert Organic Sri Lanka, Thilak Kariyawasam. Operations Manager of SriCert Organic, Ajantha Palihawadana, Director of Pussalla Meat Producers, Dr. Chamindi Wewita and General Manager of Pussalla, Dr. H. P. Premasiri.

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