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Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Jahe or ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a plant species in the Zingiberaceae, a low shrub, finger-shaped rhizomes that bulge in the middle segments, often used as spices and raw materials for traditional medicine, the dominant spicy taste felt from ginger is caused by ketone compounds. named zingeron.

Z. officinale has a pseudo-stem with a height of 30-100 cm. The roots are rhizome-shaped, bubbly, often appear above the soil surface, the outer skin is brown, the inner flesh is yellow to reddish and has a pungent aroma.

Dlium Ginger (Zingiber officinale)


Leaves have pseudo-stems, hairy, divided into small units, ribbon-shaped, pinnate, oppositely seated, 15-23 cm long, 8-15 mm wide and green.

Flowers grow from the ground, oval in shape, 3.5-5 cm long, 1.5-1.75 cm wide, yellowish green and reddish. The flower stalk has 5-7 scales. The crown is yellowish or white or purple and reddish, the stigma is purple and the pistil is 2 stalks.

Ginger thrives at an elevation of 0-1500 meters in a tropical climate, 2500-3000 mm/year rainfall, 80% humidity, PH 5.5-7.0, high nutrients and should not be flooded.





Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Subfamily: Zingiberoideae
Tribe: Zingibereae
Genus: Zingiber
Species: Zingiber officinale

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