The global ginger processing market grew at a CAGR of 13.4% during 2014-2019. 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 exhibit strong growth during 2020-2025.
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.
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