Botanical Name
: Zingiber officinale
Family Name
: Zingiberaceae
Name in some International Languages
Spanish - Jengibre
Arabic - Zanjabil
Chinese - Chiang
Flavour Characteristics
Hot and Pungent
Usage Profile
Foods, Preservatives and Medicines
Commercial part
The rhizome
Harvesting Season
December to February in plains 
February to March in higher elevations
Sami's Product
: Ginger Oil Oleoresin


Sami's Product
Ginger oil and Olioresins
Ginger oil, Olioresins are the volatile oil derived by steam distillation of ginger and oleoresin is obtained by percolating the powdered rhizomes of Ginger, Zingiber officinale with volatile solvents. Ginger contains 1 to 2% of volatile oil 5-8% of pungent acrid oleoresin and starch. Zingiberene is the chief constituent of oil of ginger. Oil is employed for flavoring of all kinds of food products and confectionary and finds limited use in perfumary. Oleoresin, commercially called Gingerin contains pungent principles viz. gingerol and shogaol apart from the volatile oil of ginger and are used as an aromatic, carminative, stomachic and stimulant.
Ginger Oil
Description : Obtained by steam distillation of dried rhizomes of zingiber officianle Rosc. (family: Zingiberaceae).
Storage : Store in full, tight  containers in a cool dry place, protected from sun light.
Packing : 220,100,50,,20,10 kg HDP drums; and 5kg aluminum containers.


: A pale to light yellow liquid.


: Characteristic of dried ginger.

Specific Gravity (25 degC)

: 0.865 to 0.880

Refractive Index (25 degC)

: 1.487 to 1.490

Optical rotation (25 degC)

: -28 to –45 deg


: Free from microbial contaminants.
Labelling : The label displays product name, lot number, net weight, gross weight, and other information/marks specified by the customer.
Handling : Avoid contact with skin and eyes. 
Ginger Olioresins
Product  : Ginger Oleoresin
Description : Ginger Oleoresin is obtained by solvent extraction of the 
dried seeds of rhizomes of Zingeber officianalis
Colour & appearance : Dark brown in colour & viscous liquid
Odour : Characteristic odour of ginger
Volatile oil content : 35%
Residual solvent  : <10 ppm
Solubility : Soluble in Oil 
Yeast & Mould : Absent
Homogeneity : Ensured by uniform emulsification
Pathogenic micro-organisms
and their toxins
: Absent
Purity  : Pure Ginger oleoresin (no other additives) 
Packing : 50 kgs HDPE containers/as per customers requirement
Storage : Store preferably in air tight containers 
and keep in a cool & dry place protected from light.

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