Ginger is a knotted, thick, beige underground stem also known as rhizome
The stem extends roughly 12 inches above ground with long, narrow, ribbed green leaves coupled with white or yellowish-green flowers. Ginger has a slightly biting and hot note. It’s aroma is rich, sweet, warm and has a distinctive woody olfactory note.
Ginger is grown in Java and South Sumatra, and the oil obtained through hydro distillation or stem distillation
Fresh Ginger is mainly used in the local Jamu (traditional herbal medicine) Industry. It is also used for flavoring beverages such as ginger tea and ginger flavored coffee which are very popular in Indonesia. The Ginger Oil on the other hand is used in a wide spread of industries such as Perfumery, Aromatherapy, Cosmetic, Flavour & Fragrance and Food & Beverages. Unlike some of the other oils, Ginger Oil is a small volume product ( ~ 5-10 tons per annum ).
We get all our Ginger Oil from local Indonesian farmers and accumulators who harvest and process the underground stem through steam or hydro distillation to produce a crude form of Ginger Oil.
GINGER DISTILLATION IN 4 STEPS