Ginger or Zingiber officinale is an aromatic spicy root of enormous value and importance not just to the food industry but the pharmaceutical world as well. Originating from Far East Asia, its fame and popularity have spread all over the world as the most popular and sorted after spice in the world.
At Capital Merchants Inc., we specialize in dried ginger. Nigerian and Sierra Leonean ginger are darker in color and higher in monoterpene content; it has the highest oil content, giving a pungent aroma with camphoraceous notes. And these qualities have made it the number one choice in the production of essential oils and oleoresins.
Oils and Oleoresins are preferred to dried spices as the flavoring by the food industry because they are more stable, cleaner, free from contaminations, and can be standardized by blending oils from different sources. These rich extracts –best obtainable-from African ginger are also used in the manufacture of soft drink, ginger beer, and nutraceuticals.
We export in full compliance with American Spice Trade Association (ASTA) quality assurance. Association (ASTA) has established standards for Cleanliness Specifications and assured through its approved laboratories that no spices enter the food market if not meeting the criteria.