Friday, April 15, 2011

JAHE (Zingiber officinale)

Jahe (Zingiber officinale) rhizome of plant which is a very popular spice and medicinal materials. Rimpangnya shaped fingers are swollen in the middle of the joints. Dominant spicy taste of compounds called ketones Zinger.
Zingiberaceae Ginger reserve (Engraving conclusion). The scientific name is William Roxburgh ginger Zingiber the Greek word for the Sanskrit, singaberi.
Ginger is thought to originate from India. But there is still confidence in the ginger from South China. From India, ginger was taken as the spice trade in Southeast Asia, China, Japan, the Middle East. Then the day of colonization, ginger, capable of feeling hot and spicy food item popular in Europe soon.
Because ginger can survive only in tropical areas, planting is only carried out at the equator is bsia like Southeast Asia, Brazil and Africa. Currently, Ecuador and Brazil became the world's largest supplier of ginger.
Morphological characteristics

Ginger Plants
Stem ginger is with the pseudo-stem height of 30 to 100 cm. Shaped root root rhizome with flesh-colored to reddish yellow with a strong scent. Leaves pinnate with a length of 15 to 23 mm and a length of 8 to 15 mm. Petiole fluffy.
flower growing from the ground is oval shaped with a length of 3.5 to 5 cm and width of 1.5 to 1.75 cm. Peduncle scales as much as 5 to 7 pieces. Flowers yellowish green. Lip flower and the stigma purple. Pistil stalk number two.

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