What is
Ing Makhir Ginger?

Known to be one of the most potent ginger varieties in the world, the Ing Makhir Ginger is Meghalaya’s finest ginger variety.

Grown naturally, without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, the Ing Makhir is extremely rich as compared to regular ginger varieties which are available in the market. It has very thin skin and is very fibrous in nature as well.

What does Ing Makhir Ginger mean?

'Ing' is a shorter name used for the word 'Sying' which means ginger and 'Makhir' is the Khasi word for small or little. The farmers in Jaintia hills also refer to this ginger as 'Ing Traw' which translates to ‘small ginger’.

What is the Origin of
Ing Makhir Ginger?

Ginger is grown in almost all of the Northeastern state of India. The leading states include Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim. While most of these states produce other varieties of ginger, Meghalaya is home to one of the world’s best ginger varieties.

As far as its origins is concerned, the Ing Makhir ginger has been used by the locals of Meghalaya for countless years now. Though much research is yet to be done about its supposed origin, this potent ginger grows really well in Meghalaya’s soil.

Extremely Aromatic

Indigenous Variety

Limited Supply

Strong Flavour

How is Ing Makhir Ginger Grown?

Our farmer partners, who are experts in growing this indigenous ginger, gave us a thorough understanding as to how this ginger is grown. They begin with selecting the best seeds. Only the superior rhizomes are carefully chosen to be used as seeds for the next generation of Ing Makhir.

Before planting the seeds, the farmers choose a good land where they will plant the ginger, as this ginger demands a rich and fertile soil for it to grow well.

The land is tilled, cleaned, and flattened. The seeds are places in rows and covered with soil. The ginger is then left to do its own thing. The cultivation is completed between the months of April and May.

The farmers depend on rainfall to water the Ing Makhir. They weed the field three times in one agricultural cycle of Ing Makhir. The Ing Makhir is harvested during the months of January through February.

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