Ginger is grown in most tropical parts of the world. Most important countries of production today are Brazil, Peru, China and Thailand. EMAS ginger is grown in China where the farmer unity is Global gap certified. The Chinese pack house ships ginger to EMAS Europe in 13 kg 5 kg and 2 kg boxes. Repack in bags and trays will be done in Holland.
Young ginger roots are juicy and very mild in taste making them ideal for pickling and coking. The juice from older ginger is very strong and classically used in Chinese and Thai coking. Ginger is, apart from coking, also used in production of medicine, candy, cakes and beer.
The ginger root is often referred to as a hand. It is used as a spice in Asian coking. Medically it is believed to have similar benefits as galangal root. This believes include abilities to cure stomachache, diarrhoea, nausea, motion sickness, headache and circulatory problems.
Ginger is best kept dry, out of sunlight ( or it will sprout ) and at temperatures between 12-14 deg. Shelf life ranges from 10-20 days depending on reception quality.
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