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WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN GINGER INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
The Australian Ginger Industry Association (AGIA) has helped the Australian ginger industry achieve a world-leading position and world recognition for “Food Safe Quality Ginger” and continues to support the industry by commissioning and financing research that will improve production and boost consumption of ginger.
AGIA is an industry representative body and non-profit membership organisation uniting Australian ginger industry.
AGIA is focussed on building strong relationships with government, service providers and the community and shares information through workshops and field days. Members also have access to a ‘Member’s Only’ area on the website where they can view newsletters, research documents and industry information.
The Sunshine Coast region is the largest growing region and produces over 75% of Australia’s total ginger production. The region has 35 growers cultivating over 420 acres of land and annual production of ginger is estimated at 6075 tonnes per year. The Wide Bay–Burnett and North Queensland also feature prominently in Australian ginger’s growing history.
Nothing compare to the taste, texture and health benefits of ginger and nothing compares to the commitments of the Australian Ginger Industry Association to bring the very best ginger in the world to our super markets.
Here is some helpful information about buying, storing and using fresh ginger.
Ginger is one of the most delicious spices on the planet. It has also a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds (gingerols and shogaols) with incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, that have powerful benefits for both your body and brain.
Pickled ginger is sometimes called sushi ginger. It is considered to be essential in the presentation of sushi. It is used to cleanse the palate between eating different pieces of sushi or alternatively before or [...]
BECOME A MEMBER
AGIA provides you with the support you need to help your ginger growing business thrive. As a member you’ll receive extensive information resources, access to best practice industry initiatives, marketing support and more. Membership is open to levy paying ginger growers.
The Australian Ginger Industry Association would like to invite all members to attend the AGIA's quarterly general meeting on the 7th of November. For further information please call AGIA's Industry Development Officer, Russ Parbery on [...]
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