Indian Name : Adrak
Botanical Name : Zingiber officinale
Family Name : Roscoe Zingiberaceae
Ginger has a long history in India where they used it in much kind of dishes and Ginger is not found in the wild, its origins are uncertain. It is likely to have originated from India as Ginger plants there show the most biological variability.
Ginger is the herbaceous perennial belonging to Zingiberaceae family. Ginger of commerce usage is the dried rhizome of the plant which is used as a Spice. Serving as a rich appetizer and an effective drug, Ginger is widely known as one of the oldest spices. It is widely cultivated in India and is marketed as a dried spice.
Ginger has been cultivated in India both as a fresh vegetable and marketed as a dried spice since time immemorial. 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. India has a predominant position in ginger production and exports.
Forms of Ginger
Ginger has peppery flavor and is slightly sweet having pungent and spicy aroma. Ginger comes in six forms which are used in different cuisines.
Fresh ginger comes in young and mature forms. Young Ginger has mild flavor and has a pale, thin skin that requires no peeling. The skin of mature ginger on the other hand is tough which requires peeling to get to the fibrous flesh. It is either chopped or grated before use.
Dried Ginger is available in both whole fingers and slices. Before use it is soaked in recipe liquid.
This type of Ginger is usually pickled in sweet vinegar. It is colored pink or red.
Preserved Ginger is preserved in a sugar-salt mixture. It is used both in confection and desserts.
This type of Ginger is first cooked in sugar syrup and then sugar coated to obtain candied ginger.
Ground Ginger is basically powdered Gingers that are used in various recopies.
Dry Ginger Specification
Product name Dry Ginger
Genus/species Zingiber officinale
Parts used Rhizomes
Color and appearance Yellowish Brown
Organoleptic characters Characteristic taste & aroma
Extraneous matter (% w/w) < 1
Moisture (% w/w) max 5
Total ash (% w/w) max 6
Water-soluble ash (% w/w) > 1.5
Alcohol-soluble extractive (% w/w) >3
Water-soluble extractive (% w/w) > 10
Acid insoluble ash (% w/w) max 2
Lead, max (ppm) 5
Arsenic, max (ppm) 1
Total Plate Count, cfu/gm < 1000
Yeast & Mould, cfu/gm < 100
E. coli Absent
Country Of Origin : India
Sample Availablity : Yes ( On request )
Port of Shipment : Kochi Port or Thiruvananthapuram International AirPort
Packing : PP or Jute Bags
Delivery Period : With in 20 - 30 Days of LC Confirmation
Certification : ASTA or as required by the buyer
Minimum Order Quantity : 1 full 20 Feet Container
Maximum Supply Ability : 2-3 Containers
FOB Price ( Kochi Port ) : On request
Price Validity : 2 - 3 Days
Payment Terms : 100% Irrevocable LC
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