Ginger peel is loosening due to storage issues, but the quality remains unaffected

"Supply of Chinese ginger began one month early and the price of old ginger doubled"

Fresh ginger has high requirements when it comes to harvest time and storage. The ginger export season usually begins when winter arrives. The ginger has been stored for too long and the ginger peel has begun to loosen, but overseas demand has only grown stronger. Exporters have begun to export ginger earlier than usual. Manager Chen of Juxian Taiyuan Foodstuffs Co., Ltd. recently shared his view on the current conditions in the Chinese ginger market.

According to manager Chen, if fresh ginger is improperly stored for too long, the ginger peel starts to come off. However, this has no impact on the product quality or shelf-life of the ginger in question. Only the appearance of the ginger suffers. The only people who will care about this are those who place high value on the appearance of ginger. "The old ginger from last season is almost completely sold out now. However, some overseas suppliers are running out of stock, so exporters have begun to sell fresh ginger. We recently shipped a container of ginger to the Netherlands and another to Denmark. We have made adjustments to our processing equipment and keep a careful eye on the product quality of our fresh ginger. However, there is a significant risk in exporting ginger too early. We avoid shipping large volumes for now. We hope to finish storage procedures properly before we start exporting large volumes of ginger."

"Some suppliers also cut off the tips of fresh ginger to avoid the ginger losing its peel. This is a common method, but there is a risk. When the air is humid, the ginger can turn moldy. Air-drying ginger will solve this problem. The cut ginger is usually exported to short- to mid-distance markets in the Middle East and Southeast Asia."

The current price of fresh ginger is around 1,900 USD per ton. When asked about the market conditions in the upcoming weeks, manager Chen replied, "most of the ginger we currently supply comes from our own farms and is processed in our own warehouses. However, the majority of ginger on the market is still in the hands of farmers. Traders will purchase in large volumes from farmers after winter begins. They will then process and export the ginger. It is still too early to know how the price will develop when the season gains momentum. This month, however, the price is not likely to fluctuate."

Juxian Taiyuan Foodstuffs is an export company specialized in the processing and export of Chinese ginger. The company was established in 1999. The company mainly exports ginger to Europe and North America. Taiyuan Foods is certified by GAP, SMETA, EU Organic, and USDA Organic. This season, while maintaining loyal client relations, the company team is also working hard to find new clients in Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland. They are also in negotiation with a supermarket chain in Sweden.

For more information:

Erin Chen - Manager

Juxian Taiyuan Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.

Tel.: +86 18210938299 



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