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imports are undoubtedly a reflection of the growing numbers of Asian-inspired products being brought to the supermarket shelves today. Asian cooks have taught the rest of the world that ginger is not only for baking and beverages, it is also excellent with meats, poultry, fish, and vegetables. Mainland China, India, and Nigeria, in that order, are the main sources of dried ginger. Jamaican ginger also has its main market in the United States.

Although the available statistics (USDA/FAS, 1998, 1999) do not differentiate between fresh and dried ginger clearly, the figures in Table 12.19 give an indication about the quantity of imports and their origin. Value-added ginger products such as candied ginger

Table 12.19 Imports of ginger (itemwise) by the United States during 1998 (Qty in kg and value in US $)

Ginger, unground Ginger, ground Ginger, sweet Ginger, candied

Table 12.19 Imports of ginger (itemwise) by the United States during 1998 (Qty in kg and value in US $)

Ginger, unground Ginger, ground Ginger, sweet Ginger, candied

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