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Buderim Ginger is a beloved family-owned Australian company that has been passionately crafting the finest ginger products since 1941. With an unwavering commitment to quality, we offer a range of delectable snacks, condiments, beverages and health and wellness products.

Our Crop Planting Growing Harvesting Rhizomes Ginger Facts

Our Crop

Ginger growing commences with planting in September using golf ball sized pieces cut from rhizomes (root-like subterranean stems) of the previous year’s crop. The ginger crop is systematically fertilised and continually watered through sophisticated irrigation systems.

By February, the ginger farms carry a dense mass of vegetation to a height of about a metre. Underground, the plants develop succulent new rhizomes in large clumps of odd-shaped “hands”. The crop is closely monitored to determine the optimum time of harvest to ensure that only the highest-quality raw ginger reaches the factory. We have several growers in Australia, as well as Buderim Ginger Fiji and other trusted growers.

All the ginger that comes to us must pass the Buderim Ginger Certification process. It is then inspected and graded based on size, fibre, and flavour. If the ginger is deemed to be good enough to become a Buderim Ginger product, it will then be assigned to the right area to be transformed into one of the many loved products within the Buderim Ginger range.


Planting Process

Once the seed has been prepared it is then transported by truck out to the field. From there it is rotated into a planter which goes along dropping the rhizomes into the prepared ground. The area is covered with a light layer of mulch, ready to grow over the season.



Some of our ginger is grown in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The unique combination of soil, climate and four generations of ginger growing knowledge make it the best ginger in Australia.



Our range of products requires the ginger to be harvested at two distinct times, with the early harvest being ideal for baking and snacking ginger, and the late harvest perfect for our cordials, ginger beers, alcoholic beverages, health and wellness range and export products.


Ginger Rhizomes

The ginger root is actually called the rhizome and it’s this part that becomes the seed. We select the best, cleanest possible seed we can get and cut it into pieces, ready for planting. Ginger root grows similar to potato, that is, once planted it shoots off to eventually grow a great crop of ginger.


Ginger Facts

Did you know that there are hundreds of types of ginger but only three are edible? The rest are the ornamental type that produce beautiful flowers. The edible gingers do have a flower but they aren’t as colourful and striking as the ornamental gingers.



Buderim Ginger uses sophisticated, highly automated techniques throughout the processing and packaging stages and its strong commitment to research and development ensures that it stays at the forefront of processing technology. The tender first-harvest grade ginger is carefully stored, using technology that allows it to be held with minimal deterioration for processing throughout the year, thus guaranteeing consistent product quality.

The ginger is graded to detect fibre content at varying percentages.

Candied, syruped, glace and crystallised ginger are further processed in the famous open vat system. The open vat allows the ginger to develop a juicy texture as the syrup penetrates through the ginger pieces. This combined with the evaporation of moisture from the vats results in a better development of the rich ginger taste, through the caramelisation of sugars and the concentration of the natural ginger flavours.

Late harvest ginger root is dried in a dehydrator to supply dried ginger for spice, oil and oleo-resin extraction for use in flavourings, essences and fragrances. These fragrances are widely used particularly in the manufacture of ginger ale, ginger beer, ginger wine, ginger perfume, ginger essence and many more, some are probably even yet to be discovered.



Our despatch department is skilled in the logistics of getting the product to the customer safely, efficiently and economically. Buderim Ginger products have a relatively long shelf life, which allows great flexibility in distribution including sea, air, rail and road. The products are shipped overseas where limited stocks are warehoused to service our regular customers.


Buderim Ginger products are available in retail and bulk industrial packaging sizes. We endeavour to accommodate each customer’s specific packaging needs in the most economical, convenient and environmentally friendly way.

We offer safe and sturdy packaging options to ensure that your order or purchase arrives in excellent condition. This may be a 350gm pack for personal consumption or an industrial carton or drum for manufacturing.

Buderim Ginger is a signatory and supporter of the Australian Packaging Covenant.



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Learn more about Buderim Ginger at The Ginger Factory on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

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