Fresh ginger production and extraction
The ginger plant belongs to the Zingiberaceae family –root-based plants including turmeric, cardamom and galangal. The seed or rhizome is planted in well-ploughed and well-drained soil mounds for optimum growing conditions.
Fairoils processes Fresh Ginger throughout most of the year between Tanzania and Madagascar. Our Tanzanian harvest is from May to October, while in Madagascar it starts in March and can last until November.
Our ginger projects involve large numbers of small-scale farmers. We have more than 2,500 ginger farmers between the Tanzanian and Madagascan projects. Both locations have fertile soil with a humid climate and regular rainfall, which is ideal for ginger farming. Combined they produce around 3.75 million kg of fresh ginger roots.
Extraction of the oil is by hydro-distillation after first crushing the fresh rhizome prior to loading. The heat source for Fairoils’ distillation is from bio-mass boilers fired by our own bio waste briquettes. Ginger oil yield is typically low and therefore a large volume of fresh ginger root is required.
Fairoils supplies all the relevant technical and quality documents on request.
Packaging: 5kg, 25kg & 180kg drums