Ginger: A culinary spice and medicinal marvel
Note: sold per 100g
Belonging to the same family as turmeric and cardamom, ginger is more than a seasoning – its medicinal properties have been valued and used throughout the ages. The ginger plant is a creeping perennial with thick, tuberous underground stems that can grow up to one metre in height. Cultivated mainly in tropical countries, Jamaican ginger – a paler variety – and its sister variety galangal ginger are regarded as the best variety for culinary use. Fresh ginger can be stored in the fridge for up to three weeks if left unpeeled.
Sourced locally across the Shoalhaven, Far South Coast and a little from farmers in the Illawarra. They are grown under clear skies and fresh air; hot sunny Summers and frosty Winters.
Our farmers use permaculture principles and their sowing, weeding and harvesting is all done by hand, without the use of chemicals, pesticides or herbicides preferring green manure crops, compost and natural minerals for biological soil balancing.