According to Peru’s official statistics, Peru is currently the world’s fourth largest exporter of ginger, behind China, Thailand and the Netherlands.
Peruvian website”radionacional.com” reported on February 25 that ginger is considered a super food. Due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it is also an”ally” of traditional medicine and can be used to relieve some respiratory diseases. Such as a cold. In addition, it can relieve symptoms such as nausea and vomiting after surgery.
According to Peru’s official data, 71 Peruvian companies have launched ginger export business in the first four months of 2020, selling their products to 18 markets, an increase of 25%over the same period in 2019. In addition, in April last year, Peru’s exports to its three major ginger consumer markets increased significantly, namely Spain (+529%), the Netherlands (+255%) and the United States (+124%).
Information from the Peruvian Ministry of Agricultural Development and Irrigation (Midagri) shows that the main producing areas of Peruvian ginger are Mazamari, Picanaki, San Martín de Pangoa and Satipo.