The global ginger processing market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. Ginger is a type of spice that belongs to the plant family of Zingiberaceae. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), vitamin B6, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and selenium. Being aromatic and pungent, ginger adds a distinctive flavor to several food products and has been used as a common ingredient in Asian cuisines for centuries. The spicy aroma of ginger is mainly due to the presence of ketones, especially gingerols, which have significant importance in its food and health-related applications. To extend its shelf-life, gingers can be artificially processed into different versions, such as paste, oil and powder. Some of the basic steps included in ginger processing are harvesting, washing, drying and packaging.
Nowadays, with rising health-consciousness, consumers across the globe are preferring nutrition-rich food products, which is providing a boost to the growing popularity of processed ginger. In the food industry, the powdered form of ginger is widely used as a condiment or flavoring agent in salad dressings, tomato ketchup and sauces, pickles, gravies, meat sausages and curry dishes. Other than this, ginger powder is regarded as an excellent carminative ingredient that reduces intestinal gas. As a result, they are used in the treatment of a number of skin disorders in ayurvedic medicines. Also, the regular consumption of processed ginger products reduces the risk of diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, resulting in increased energy, reduced weight and a healthy complexion. Ginger powder is also utilized for adding fragrance in soaps and personal care products. Moreover, the oil obtained from ginger is mainly employed in the flavoring of beverages, confectioneries and perfumes. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global ginger processing market to grow at a CAGR of 13.40% during 2021-2026.
Breakup by Form:
At present, ginger is majorly consumed in powder form as it does not have the strong pungent flavor from the roots due to which it is utilized for giving a mild taste to the dishes.
Breakup by End-Use:
The food industry currently represents the largest segment for processed ginger products owing to their usage in the preparation of numerous food products ranging from breads and other bakery products to smoothies and curries.
Breakup by Distribution Channel:
The market has been segmented based on the distribution channel, which consists of supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, specialty food stores, online and others.
Region-wise, India exhibits a clear dominance in the market since it the biggest producer and one of the largest exporters of processed ginger products. This can be accredited to the climatic conditions in the region, which are suitable for the cultivation of ginger.
Key Questions Answered in This Report:
The global ginger processing market size was valued at US$ 210.34 Million in 2020.
According to the estimates by IMARC Group, the global ginger processing market is expected to witness a CAGR of 13.40% from 2021 to 2026.
The extensive utilization of processed ginger products, including oil, pulp, syrup, powder and candy, in the food and beverage (F&B) industry represents one of the key drivers for the global ginger processing market.
The introduction of a wide range of processed ginger products, such as digestive drinks and ginger tea represents one of the key trends in the global ginger processing market.
Sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations resulting in supply chain disruptions of processed ginger products.
On the basis of the form, the market has been segmented into ginger powder and ginger oil. At present, ginger powder exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
On the basis of the packaging, the market has been bifurcated into food industry, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, and others. Among these, the food industry holds the majority of the total market share.
Region-wise, the market has been classified into China, India, Nepal, Thailand, Nigeria, Indonesia and others, where India dominates the global market.
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