Ginger is being extensively used in food preparation at most of households and by HORECA consumers besides usage for preparation of several Ayurvedic medicines. Health benefits of ginger, one of the best immunity booster included: Reducing gas and improving digestion, cold relief and reduction of inflammation. Ginger is one of the good source for better cardiovascular health and lowering cancer risk. Dry ginger, which reduces substantially its water content from 79% and ginger paste getting popularity in recent years. Ginger is being extensively grown across Karnataka in recent years after introduction of commercial production a decade back in Kerala. Districts such as Coorg, Hassan, Chikmagaluru and Shivamogga are found to be major ginger growing centres in Karnataka besides recent expansion in other parts of the State.
Ginger crop cultivation practice is found to be conventional in recent years with a target on higher output. Local or Nati variety of ginger is known for its quality and high pungency, whereas North-Eastern states output is known for bigger size. Major trading centres for ginger besides local markets are Bengaluru and Cochin. With the higher output, ginger prices have taken a hit since past 2 years. www.way2foods.in or Way2Foods supply both fresh and dry ginger to households, HORECA customers and other users or buyers whether it is in bulk or small quantities also with other vegetables and food products.