Ginger, the world’s most cultivated herb, taps into several rising trends, from mindful eating, to heightened interest in health promoting ingredients and the pursuit of authenticity. The incredibly nuanced flavour of this ‘wonder root’ provides a wealth of product innovation opportunities in food and drink.
For the Hitchen family, ginger has always been seen as a Naturally Fabulous ingredient. However, sourcing the highest quality ginger root, ginger oils, and extracts is not enough to create a consistently delicious and authentic ginger flavour. Applying the expertise necessary to get the right balance of natural flavour molecules contained within the extracts and knowing what to remove and retain for the desired flavour is essential. Here at Lionel Hitchen we use processing and flavourist expertise to capture different profiles from fresh and dried ginger and gingers from different regions of the world.