WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN GINGER INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Australian Ginger Industry Association (AGIA) is an industry representative body and non-profit membership organisation that supports Australia’s ginger industry. By providing strong leadership and planning AGIA is guiding the industry towards a sound and viable future.

AGIA commissions and finances research that will improve production and boost consumption of ginger, helping members to remain viable and to thrive. AGIA has helped the Australian ginger industry achieve a world-leading position and world recognition for “Food Safe Quality Ginger”.

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OUR 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.

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ABOUT GINGER

History

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.

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Using ginger

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.

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Health benefits

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.

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RECIPES

Caramel Ginger Slice

Serves 12 Ingredients 500g gingernut biscuits, chopped 220g butter 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk 1 tbsp cocoa, sifted 1/3 cup coffee-flavoured liqueur   [...]

Ginger and Lemon Tisane

Tisane, or herbal tea, is a great way to enjoy the goodness of ginger. All you need is a piece of fresh ginger and clean water. If you want you can add a bit of [...]

Pickled Ginger

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 [...]

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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.

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