Ginger is a timeless classic that has been used in many cultures for centuries to add spice to meals and drinks. It is known for its distinctive flavor and aroma, as well as its health benefits. In recent years, there has been a growing craze towards ginger, for its health benefits, and it is common nowadays to find ginger shots substituting alcoholic beverages as well. In Europe, natural and organic BIO ginger is particularly in increasing demand as a fresh spice, as an ingredient for ginger juice, and ginger shots, and dried ginger as an ingredient in different food products.
Read more to gain insight into sustainable sourcing and aQysta’s efforts towards it
Applications of Ginger:
Ginger is a highly versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of applications. It’s commonly used in culinary applications, such as spice blends, marinades, and desserts. It’s also used in the production of beverages, such as tea, juices, ginger beer, and recently ginger shots. In addition to its culinary uses, ginger has many health benefits and is used in traditional medicine.
In recent years, the demand for ginger in the EU has been steadily increasing. This is due to the growing interest in health and wellness, as well as the increasing popularity of ethnic cuisines.
Sustainable Sourcing of Ginger:
Sustainable agriculture practices are crucial for ensuring the long-term health and productivity of our planet’s ecosystems.
Through our GROWN farm incubator program, we are working to develop sustainable ginger value chains in Malawi, India, and Nepal. Working in different geographies enables us to provide a continuous supply of various ginger varieties around the year in both fresh and dried forms, suitable for a range of applications such as juicing and spices. We provide training, advice, financing, and technology for our farmers to implement good agricultural practices such as Agro-forestry, crop rotation, natural pest management, and soil conservation to achieve sustainable ginger production.
Value addition in the Country:
At aQysta are working with processing partners in Nepal and India, who have washing facilities for fresh ginger, and drying and pulverizing facilities for dried ginger chips and powder. In the meantime, we are working towards establishing our own processing facility in Malawi.
Where to source Organic/BIO Ginger?
Would you be interested in establishing a dependable partnership for procuring ginger? Our goal is to develop long-term partnerships and offers both organic and conventional ginger of different varieties to our partners.
Are you open to working together to develop a sustainable ginger value chain and making a positive, lasting impact? We would like to get in touch and explore the possibilities with you.