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We provide high-quality Tanzania ginger to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania ginger from family growers in the country.
Tanzania ginger (Zingiber officinale) or tangawizi in Swahili is a spice whose misshapen rhizome pickles meals, flavors tea and serves as a traditional cure. The rhizome comes from a false stem that reaches around 100 centimeters high with thin, blade-like leaves that resemble grass. The distinctly yellow flowers emerge from beautifully intertwined green petals on top of the false stem.
Usually, dirty brown, the edible root of Tanzania ginger is a common sight in town markets. Upcountry farmers from the Ruvuma river area, the southwest parts like Mbeya and the north-east in Tanga, all congregate in Arusha for marketing the produce. From here the crop disperses to neighboring Kenya and the rest to Zanzibar where tangawizi tea is popular. It also goes to Dar-es-Salaam and Dodoma cities. The main buyers of the produce are usually brokers who offer low gate prices and sell at a markup to city and overseas clients. The crop’s origin was in India and South Asia.
A serving of ginger enhances digestion courtesy of the dietary fiber margin of 8 percent per serving. The volume of vitamin C stands at 8 percent from each serving. The level of vitamin B-6, essential for metabolism is 10 percent of the daily needs. Magnesium, essential for maintaining bone health is 10 percent, too. With a potassium margin of 11 percent of the daily requirements, this spice promotes blood pressure regulation. With its very negligible fat content, ginger is a healthy plant with which to treat pain and reduce the feeling of nausea.
We source Tanzania ginger from all over the country, especially in Same district in the Kilimanjaro vicinity, Tanga, Morogoro and the coast. We go for family growers with small patches of land of less than two acres that they easily manage with farmyard manure. Our sources use pesticides sparingly which keeps the residual levels low.
Our harvest time for Tanzania ginger falls on the tenth month of planting. We wait until the leaves have changed from green to yellow while the pseudo-stem has wilted and fallen. We then use spades to remove the soil around the rhizomes shallowly. This is followed by gentle hoisting of the entire plant from the soil, together with its fibrous roots. We keep the roots in baskets and then cart them away to the sorting bay.
We wash Tanzania ginger thoroughly in a pure stream of water before sorting the bulbs. We look for rhizomes with no sign of disease and with white-brown color. We cure these by air-blowing them at a mild temperature of at least 22 degrees Celsius. We also keep the dried bulbs at 70 to 75 percent humid conditions to promote the healing of cuts and blotches on the skins.
We immediately pack Tanzania ginger after curing is over. We use telescopic cartons as well as fiberboard boxes for packing the bulbs. Our basic package weight is 13.6 kilograms. The intermediate weight package comes at 6.8 kilograms while the most flexible measure is 1.7 kilograms. Before placing the trimmed rhizomes into cartons, we first keep them in film-lined bags to arrest dehydration. We finalize the process by sticking produce labels of the name, the net weight and the country of origin.
We store Tanzania ginger at 12 to 14 degrees Celsius in the cool, dry environment of our cold room. We maintain a relative humidity of at least 85 percent. We also convey the produce via our special hydro-cooled trucks to the Julius Nyerere International Airport on the same day of packing. This means that the package will be in your hands in the next 24 to 48 hours depending on your part of the world.
In short, you no longer have to search in vain for quality ginger from Tanzania. We bypass the markets in Dar-es-Salaam and Zanzibar teeming with traders of the produce and instead source directly from reliable farmers. Our family growers come from Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified locales. We keep our quantities and prices on the same footing, meaning that we keep the tonnage high and prices low. Make an order today!
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