World famous ginger beers! One of the most popular herbs around the world, Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is an integral part of Sri Lankan cuisine and traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Ceylonese Ginger has small rhizomes and white fibrous flesh which results in a stronger aroma and flavor which is why Ceylon ginger is used by several world-famous ginger beer brands! A true HEIRLOOM, Ginger has been grown in our spice gardens since 150 AD. Carefully harvested ginger rhizomes are dug out using wooden sticks and slowly sundried, then powdered and packed fresh into each HEIRLOOM Organic Ceylonese Ginger powder pack.
Uses Brew into a tea, steep in soup, stew, stock and curries. Mix ginger powder with coconut sugar (store airtight after mixing) and sprinkle on baked goods, fruits, waffles, pancakes, hot beverages, cereal, yogurt, or even ice cream! Blend into smoothies and cocktails. Soak overnight oats with a dash of ginger, healthy seeds, and nuts for a zingy awakening breakfast!
Flavor Ceylon Ginger is aromatic, pungent and hot with hints of sweetness and zest. Depending on the harvest and season every batch of Ceylon Ginger can vary in color and to a minor degree in taste as it is a natural cottage-industry product that does not use any chemical refining, additives, or preservatives to standardize product like with large-scale commercially grown and heavily processed spices
Ingredient 100% milled organic Ceylon ginger root
Storage Keep airtight in the pantry, away from sunlight and damp. Its potency and flavor remain strong as long as it is stored airtight. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, Ceylon Ginger remains safe to use for even longer periods as long as it is stored with minimal exposure to light, air, and moisture. This is why HEIRLOOM Ceylon Ginger is packed at the origin, in the very region it is harvested from. This seals the freshness and reduces exposure from day one until the pack is opened by you.
Our promise There is nothing else. No refining or coloring. 100% zero-waste, no bi-products. This product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.
Benefits Ceylon Ginger has many health benefits and used extensively in ayurvedic treatments for chills, indigestion, arthritis, rashes , the common cold and to allay flu symptoms. The ginger rhizome is rich in minerals, vitamins, and over 400 bioactive compounds; Vitamin B3, B6 and C, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Folate, Riboflavin, Niacin, and many more. These compounds carry antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties which have a multitude of benefits. Ginger is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for the body and brain. It’s one of the very few superfoods actually worthy of that term.
- Restrains oral bacterial growth
- Soothes and relieves respiratory viral infections
- Has positive effects in reducing cholesterol levels and high blood sugar levels.
- Can enhance natural protection against degenerative neural disorders
- Good for the gut and improves overall digestive health
- A natural remedy for menstrual cramps
Read more research-based information, here.
100+ years of expertise Our Ceylon Ginger sales supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rainforest regions of Sri Lanka. This traditionally grown product allows village populations to utilize their age-old knowledge and expertise to survive in this modernized and mechanized world of manufacture by producing this 100% natural unrefined product. Backed by generations of expertise of the harvesters, and packed in a certified ISO and Organic processing mill, this product plays a vital role in the employment, welfare, and wellbeing of the rural village community. The children of our workforce are provided with school books and stationery for the entire school year. The mill also organizes religious and cultural events to inculcate a sense of belonging to a bigger cause, bringing a sense of pride and community to the villagers who are using age-old knowledge, treading lightly, and making a living for their families, sustainably. See the fields of Ceylon ginger growing abundantly along with coconuts.
Price for quality Our products are not mass-produced in vast industrialised factories. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Specifically, batch-crafted for New Zealand, Kokonati & Heirloom products are made with multigenerational expertise and knowledge to be the best quality they can be and so easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.
Loyalty Just as we are fiercely loyal to the millers and families we work with, we also want to reward you, for your loyalty. So every time you purchase a Kokonati or an Heirloom product you also collect rewards points that can be redeemed for a discount at checkout. Remember to sign up for the reward points (the tab on the far mid-right edge of this screen).
Packaging and recycling 30g bag in box. Dispose of the soft plastic bag in the supermarket collection bin. The card box can be disposed of in your recycling bin. The reason we use a clear bag for spices is so you can see the product in the clear window in the front of the box before you buy. The box protects the product by reducing exposure to light thereby protecting the potency of the spice.
Advice when spices are used as a supplement: Most of these ancient spices have flavored our foods for centuries and are safe to consume regularly when used as a spice; a small proportion of ingredient when making foods. It would be very hard to overdose on a spice when it is a minute part of a food recipe. With recent research and articles highlighting the medicinal properties and health attributes of these spices, rather than just consuming it straight away as a supplement, it is always advisable to consult a nutritionist or doctor, if using this product as an ongoing treatment for a health issue. A health care provider may recommend a specific dosage depending on a person’s age, weight, and medical condition.