Ginger is a spice with a great number of reported health benefits, especially in traditional Chinese and
Indian medicine. There are only two varieties grown in Fiji. Commonly known as white ginger and pink ginger. The widely grown variety of ginger is the pink ginger. The white ginger is generally bigger in size but harder to grow therefore not widely grown.
This young ginger is processed within Fiji to become value added crystallized ginger and the mature ginger is exported only as the fresh whole root.
Ginger is classified as a generally recognised as safe (GRAS) product and is widely consumed as both a food product and as a medicinal product due to the active compounds within that give it its unique characteristics