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Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.)
(Genus Zingiber, zingiberene, plant:Z. officinale, Dry Ginger)
Industry @ a Glance
  • India, China, Thailand, Australia, Fiji, Jamaica, Brazil and Nigeria are well-known producers.
    Most of the world trade in ginger is as a dried spice, however fresh rhizomes are also traded.
  • The oleoresins account for the pungency, which provides most of the medicinal
    value of ginger. Most common are the gingerols, which are largely responsible for the
    anti-inflammatory, antinauseant and antioxidant effects. There are also components of the
    spice with antiviral activity and zingibain is a powerful protein-digesting enzyme.
  • Confectionery ginger constitutes less than 3% of the world trade (by volume), it is important as a value-added product and earns a much higher rate of return compared to the fresh or dried rhizomes.
  • Significant processors and exporters of confectionery ginger products are Australia, China, Fiji and Thailand.
  • India is the largest producer - but major consumption is within the country & Imports too.
    China is the largest Exporter, Japan & USA are the biggest Importers
  • Though grown all over India, the finest quality ginger comes from Kerala endowed as it is with a
    congenial climate and a rich earthy soil. Indian dry ginger is known in the world market as 'Cochin Ginger' (NUGC) & 'Calicut Ginger' (NUGK).
  • India offers ginger in a variety of forms; oils, oleoresins, fresh ginger in brine, pickles, candies and syrups. It also comes in garbled/ ungarbled, bleached/unbleached and powder forms.
    The other states where ginger is grown are Orissa, West Bengal & Meghalaya.
  • Ginger oils and oleoresins are the value added products obtained from the dry rhizomes of Zingeber Officinale by steam distillation and followed by solvent extraction.
  • The volatile part that imparts the characteristic sweet, warm citrus like pleasant smell, is the essential oil and is obtained by steam distillation.
  • Solvent extraction of fresh ginger will yield oleoresins, which will combine the aroma and the parting compound as well as pungent compound-gingerols and shogaols.
  • The alternate process available for the recovery of major flavour compounds is the supercritical CO2 extraction technology

Business Opportunities are in Ginger cultivation,  Processing, production of value added products & marketing


Contents of CD ROM :

About Ginger & Cultivation

  • Ginger
  • Fact Sheet
  • Cultivation
  • Ginger Plant Profile
  • Ginger Monograph
  • Medicinal Properties
  • Wild Ginger
  • World harvesting areas & production
  • Post Harvest Technology

India Scenario

  • Dry Ginger
  • Spices & Ginger
  • Technology Sources
  • Spices of Kerala
  • MNC Buyer
  • Technology Company
  • Tissue Cultured Plants
  • Swing Technology

 Products, Company Profiles / Reports

  • American Ingredients
  • Australian Ginger Industry
  • Blue California
  • CPB International
  • Ginger Products
  • Buderim Ginger
  • Buderim Ginger Annual Report 2004
  • Kancor Botanicals
  • Ginger Flakes
  • Freeze dried Flakes
  • Many Products in the Market

Project , Processing & Technology Information

  • Dehydrated Ginger
  • Ginger Processing
  • Ginger Oil
  • Ginger Candy & Preserve
  • Ginger Crystallized
  • Ginger tidbits
  • Ginger Powder
  • Ginger in Syrup & Ginger Pulp
  • Ginger Oleoresins
  • Indian Technology Offer
  • Consultancy Offer
  • Supercritical Extraction
  • Extraction of Ginger Oleoresin from Ginger-Root Using Supercritical CO2
  • Plant & Machinery Suppliers
  • Fresh Ginger Oil Extraction
  • Dryers & Drying Technology

Information Sources & Articles of Interest

  • Ginger Response to Potassium in Anhui Province
  • Hawaii Ginger Root
  • Samoa Ginger Project
  • Herbal Pharmacy: Ginger
  • Cultural Studies in Ornamental Ginger
  • Tropical Spices & Herbs
  • Role of Ginger in Xenobiotic Metabolism

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