The Spice Trader Ginger - 25g


Ginger is the rhizome of the ginger plant. The rhizomes are easily transported and Arab traders introduced this plant to East Africa many centuries ago. In the world trade, Jamaican ginger is rated the highest but production is very limited. Ginger from the Kerala region of India is also renowned for its quality.

Native range  

India, China

Taste and aroma   Ginger has a warm lemony aroma and the taste is fiery, pungent, and penetrating.

Culinary uses  

Fresh root ginger is widely used in many cuisines, including a variety of stir-fry and curry dishes in India and Oriental countries. Ground ginger is essential in much Western baking including cakes, biscuits, and traditional gingerbread. Dried ginger has a different taste to fresh ginger, and one should not be substituted for the other.


Fresh ginger rhizomes keep well in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Good quality dried rhizomes will keep their flavour for 2 years or more when stored in an airtight container.