Project Reports On Ginger and Garlic ProcessingDetailed Project report Ginger and Garlic Processing, Cultivation, Oils, Powder, Ginger Products etc. A genus of rhizomatous herbs distributed in the tropics of the old world, chiefly in India, East Asia and Malaysia. Fourteen, species are reported to occur in India Z-officinale, which is the main source of ginger, is cultivated on a large scale in India. Bangladesh, Taiwan, Jamaica, Nigeria and Sieria, Leone, from which it is exported to other countries the world and ginger is cultivated also for internal consumption in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and several East Asiatic countries and the crop has been introduced into Queens hand in Australia mainly for pickling.
In Hawaii, ginger is marketed as fresh rhizomes which are also shipped to the mainland market. Two types of edible ginger are grown: the large type known locally as "Chinese" ginger and the small type known as "Japanese" ginger. Only the former type is grown to any great extent. Most of the plantings are in small area. Because of the prevalence of certain diseases on the island of Oahu, the ginger-growing areas seem to be shifting to the island of Hawaii, especially in the vicinity of Hilo from where most, if not all, of the ginger for the mainland market is exported. Some foreign sources of ginger are: British Western Pacific Islands, Cuba, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (Formosa). It is reported that Hawaiian ginger, because of its higher quality, commands a better price on the mainland market than foreign importations.