Mitakawani Ginger


(7 customer reviews)

Our award winning ginger: bold and spicy, this single origin ginger is grown completely organically by our partner small-hold women farmers in the Mitakawani village.

See what the great taste award jury had to say:

‘Of course the provenance of this spice is interesting, but it doesn’t actually affect whether or not the taste is good. This spice is good, it’s hot, it’s bright, it’s ginger at its liveliest. You would never eat ginger as a dry spice, but this is exceptional – it tastes as if that Tanzanian women’s collective pounded it just yesterday and let it dry in the sun. Seriously, it has extraordinary freshness for a dried spice.’

‘There was a fantastic aroma on the nose of ginger.. We loved the texture, which was not too finely milled. the ginger was fresh and clean.’

‘The first impression of this product is of a strong citrus smell, but ginger follows soon thereafter. It’s fiery and well powdered. We remembered older generations shaking ginger powder over melon, as a starter. This is a full-bodied product and a delight. To capture ginger in a dried product is some achievement’


Flavour Notes:

Fiery - Lemon Peel - Camphor


This ginger is grown mainly by the women of the village on small plots of land in between all sorts of fruit trees, growing the likes of bananas and yams. After harvesting, it is dried in the sun and then pounded to a powder in a rhythmic motion by the woman using their traditional wooden mortar. It is then sieved to remove any coarse remaining fragments.

The land here is dry and hot and you can taste this in the ginger. The flavours are bold, spicy and concentrated. Use it for marinades or curries, steep it in hot water to make a tea that will quirk you up when feeling sick or use it to make some delicious gingerbread cookies.


7 reviews for Mitakawani Ginger

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  1. Sandra A. (verified owner)

    I put a little on my muesli this morning to help ease my arthritis . The ginger tastes really fresh.

  2. Elaine C. (verified owner)

  3. Francesca Grech (verified owner)

  4. Anne Voirrey Heath (verified owner)

    Sweet with a real kick

  5. Kane Geldhof (verified owner)

  6. David Mason (verified owner)

    Tasty and hot!

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

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Who grew our Mitakawani Ginger?
Our village cooperative in
Right in the middle of the Southern island of Unguja lies the small village of Mitakawani. Far removed from any lucrative tourist spots, villagers are completely reliant on spice farming.Since most of the people here only have small plots of land, they tend to mix their relatively small harvests together and share the profits.

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