Dried split ginger
Brown colour dried split finger roots.
Oleoresins, spice in many cooking and baking applications, traditional medicine
Ginger cultivation goes back at least 8000 years. Its origins are in maritime southeast Asia. There is evidence of ginger trade going back to 5000BC. Ginger was used by ancient Greeks and Romans and was one of the first spices to kick off the spice trade between Asia and Europe. The plant is related to turmeric and cardamom. Ideal growing conditions are warm and humid climates and an elevation of between 400-1000m. India has the best conditions for ginger production and is the world’s biggest producer.
Hibiscus flower, dried
Red colour dried flower petals
Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Sudan.
Beverages, garnish in cooking, traditional medicine
Hibiscus is a genus that comprises many species that are native to warm, temperate, subtropical and tropical regions around the globe. Hibiscus has a high vitamin C content. Hibiscus has strong symbolic associations in many parts of the world. It is a common offering to the Hindu goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha. Hibiscus drinks are very popular in Africa and south America.