There is a well-known story of Hansel and Gretel. This is the story about two children who were lost in the woods and after walking for a while they come across a house made of gingerbread covered with frosting and candies. Sadly, they used to live with a witch who fattened them so that she could eat them, but fortunately they left the house. From this story where gingerbread was made for the first time, every Christmas gingerbread houses are made in Germany, USA and such other countries. This making of gingerbread houses started as a tradition from there only as a fun and interactive family activity. They would also make gingerbread men who would live in gingerbread houses. As in the story, good children win over bad witches. Ginger has always been a suitable product for export and especially before Christmas for the making of gingerbread houses.

Ginger Uses & Health Benefits

About Ginger

Can you imagine a pungent flavoured spice ginger being used by the people to keep their health in good position? Do you want to know how? It gives your immune system a potential support which is formed by a compound ‘gingerol’ which has great antioxidant properties. Risk of diabetes can also be reduced with the help of gingers lively compounds with developed metabolism, insulin. It helps you to balance your sugar. Risks of having cancer are also lowered, and it may prevent you from heart diseases also.

Ginger is a multipurpose ingredient which adds flavour to each and every aspect of our daily life. Our food instance has to have ginger or else the pungent flavour in our food would go missing. Also looking at the varied applications of this spice, it is to be said that ginger is no lesser than a boon, provided the beauty of nature. The derivatives of ginger are profound which makes it an essential herb too in many fields. Medical research also proves that the utilization of ginger in classic medicinal cases is prime. Ginger is a small ingredient which is very important in life. It not only concentrates its uses in one field but also in fields not heard of. It is truly said that ginger is a “BOON FROM GOD.”

Uses of Ginger

Ginger is rich in vitamins, minerals, and has many advantages. Due to these things, it is used in various sectors such as food & beverages, confectionery & bakery, pharmaceuticals, personal care and cosmetics.

For food and beverages industry -

  • It is used to make pickles, tomato ketchup, vegetable puree, dressings for salads so on and so forth.
  • It is also used in drinks like tea, ginger tea which is helpful for health and nowadays it is being used during COVID19 in Ayurveda drinks.
  • Due to its great taste, it is also utilized in bakeries for making tarts, pies, cakes and cookies.

For Pharmaceuticals -

  • It is used since ages to cure health issues like joint and muscle pain, stomach pain, skin burns, cold and flu symptoms, nausea and morning sickness.

Culinary and medicinal agents are two wide aspects where the rhizomes ‘Zingiber officinale Roscoe (Zingiberaceae)’ the ginger has been widely used. Since the last decade preclinical studies in cultured cells in artificial insemination and on animals in laboratory radioprotective effects have been possessed by ginger and its phytochemical dehydrozingerone. The process which takes place by the hydro-alcoholic extraction of the internals of ginger namely ginger rhizome when passed through the route called as the intraperitoneal or the oral process route has a unique effect on people.

Export of Ginger from India

Ginger has helped India‘s economy to reach heights. In 2019-20, the top global markets have bought worth around $26.57 million of ginger from India. USA, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, and Netherland are among the top 5 buyers who import ginger from India. Total quantity of 8067460 tonnes of ginger is exported in these countries itself. With a CAGR of 5%, the global ginger market is increasing. As people are aware of how well it is for health, the market is being driven by them. In January 2020, 0.64 USD Million was imported from India.

Ginger Export from India

In the span of the last 10 years, the ginger market in India is showing profound change and significant growth. Considering the 2009 ginger export value of ginger around the world, which was about $ 21.46 million, the 10 year’s expansion of the ginger market has shown an increase of about $5.11 million amounting to $26.57 million. As a result, the ginger market around the world is increasing with India being the shining country to export the maximum chunk of ginger. Also, the dry ginger export from India is creating major margins in business of ginger exports from India. Similarly, the fresh ginger exports from India are also struggling to meet up to the dry ginger value of exports. The potential gap between the two will be narrowed once the market demand for fresh ginger increases equal to that of dry ones.

Ginger export from India is reaching potential heights and contributing major chunks towards the Indian economy as a whole. The continuous growth of ginger exports and demand is an example of the development of the ginger market in the world and India grabbing this opportunity to achieve excellence.

Future Potential of Ginger

The future potential of ginger is tremendous with bright and variant applications in the medical industry. The solution against radiation provided by ginger is unbelievable, making it one of the most creative spices. Ginger as a boon paves a way to cure many problems related to radiation. It has totally changed the way in which mankind looks towards spices due to potential help it is providing to humans. It helps to protect against something called gamma radiation sickness and deaths. The ingredient called as the phytochemicals dehydrozingerone and zingerone composed in ginger also has a unique secondary function of protecting mice the same two aspects of radiation and mortality.

It has been widely proven by the mechanical studies that the effects such as freely available radical scavenging, antioxidant effects, effects against inflammation and also anti- clastogenic effects have an overall positive impact on things and provides a lot of protection. The application is indigenous and also very important in future. Also, the other components of applications are curing the tumour in mice by using the zingerone element present in the ginger which protects its tissues from the tumour posing effects of radiation. These test results showed a lot of emphasis on the future use of ginger in the field of medicines. Ginger can be used on a large scale to prevent radiation from acting as a radiation protective agent.

As we are seeing how the demand for ginger is increasing in India, Pisum Foods Services will also contribute to increase the Indian economy by exporting the quality products to different countries in this COVID19 pandemic situation. We export eight different types of ginger RIO- DE –JANEIRO, THINGPUI, WYNAD, MARAN, NADIA, IISR-REJATHA, IISR- MAHIMA, and IISR- VARADA. According to the trends and the increasing demand in the ginger market, Pisum Foods Services can take this opportunity to export ginger in as many countries as possible in this COVID situation.