Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Dec 26, 2018 19:57:20 GMT 1
Ginger is a tropical plant which produces annual stems. It has a brownish skin which could be either thin or thick depending on when it is harvested. The ginger flesh is usually yellow in color and in some cases white or red. It is widely used as a spice or herbal medicine because of its aromatic, pungent and hot taste.
Ginger is cultivated in large quantity in the northern parts of the country and is available throughout the season.
Ginger forms one of the basic ingredients in different spices in the market. Dry ginger is used for cooking and for beverages,(alcoholic and non-alcoholic) , production of fragrances, dental and oral hygiene products as well as other pharmaceuticals.
Ginger can be processed into ginger powder or ginger oil for export, ginger sweet as confectionaries and ginger juice or drink.
Because of the various uses of ginger, its demand in international market will continue to rise. It also has undisputed application in the preparation of pharmaceuticals products for various ailments. So sourcing this agricultural products will never ba a prob lem to any serious entrepreneur who is reasdy to make big money from ginger export business.
Ginger is a common agricultural product found in every market in Nigeria but little did anybody know that ginger is a Dollar spinner!
As a result of the discovery of ginger usage as a material for creating medications, other foods, and sweets, the demand for this spice has increased globally even more.
Uses of Ginger
- Ginger in Food Production
Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice. Ginger can also be made into candy, or ginger wine. It is often used as spice and flavouring in many recipes.
- Ginger in Medicine
Ginger helps in motion sickness.
It helps in pregnancy related nausea and vomiting
It helps in chemotherapy nausea
It helps in nausea and vomiting after surgery
It helps in osteoarthritis
- Ginger acts as a useful food preservative.
Powdered dry ginger root is typically used as a flavoring for recipes such as gingerbread, cookies, crackers and cakes, ginger ale, and ginger beer.
Global market for ginger
Ginger is an important export crop valued for its powder, oil and oleoresin. It is sold in various forms; fresh ,preserved, or dried.
It is a major component of many foreign food items, therefore majority of the ginger produced finds its market outside the shores of our nation as export.
Processed ginger enjoys good patronage in the international market base, there are many ready buyers waiting for the product.
This agricultural raw material has therefore, found its vast use abroad.
Since ginger cannot be produced in Europe, Europe is an interesting market for exporters of dried ginger. The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany are the most interesting markets for dried ginger in Europe. Other fast growing importing countries of ginger are France, Japan, Spain and Italy.Other smaller importers are Portugal, Morocco, Austria, Sweden and Poland.
The growing ginger market in Europe provides opportunities for you as an exporter. Buyers are increasingly willing to invest in long-term relationships to ensure sufficient supplies.
Packaging Ginger for Export
As a result of the strict environmental standards of commodity import in many countries, especially the united states, ginger should therefore, be carefully cleaned and packed according to standards set for health and safety purposes.