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  • Burlap & Barrel Buffalo Ginger Single Origin Spice

Buffalo Ginger Single Origin Spice

Article number: 208001
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Buffalo Ginger is an heirloom variety grown in the mountains of northern Vietnam. Fruity, floral and packs powerful heat, this complex and flavorful ginger powder will elevate baked goods, stews and curries, and beverages from hot drinks to cocktails.

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In Vietnam, this ginger is used with chicken, soup, rice, and candy. It’s also been used for medicinal purposes — to calm upset stomachs, restore appetite, and support the immune system. 

  • Origin: Cao Bang, Vietnam 
  • 1.8oz (51g) glass container  
  • Process: Dried with hot air, then ground
  • Ingredients: ginger 
  • Tasting notes: pineapple, fresh herbs, bright heat

Burlap & Barrel Sourcing 

Burlap & Barrel worked with their longtime partners at DACE, a social enterprise in the northern highlands of Vietnam, to connect with the farmers growing the spices for this blend. DACE works with farmers in the Hmong ethnic minority to transition to growing high-value, heirloom spices using regenerative practices. Farming in the remote highlands of northern Vietnam is not easy. The region's mountainous landscape and climate aren't suitable for producing large food crops such as rice or corn. Growing spice varieties allows farmers to use traditional organic practices on small fields, which are irrigated by collected rain water.

Buffalo Ginger was the first crop that farmers began to grow in collaboration with DACE. The regional conditions and soil quality resulted in an intense, flavorful ginger perfect for dehydrating and grinding. DACE supplies training and seedlings to farmers and sterilizes, dries and grind the freshly harvested spices and prepares them for export. They control the quality of their products and provide meaningful economic opportunities from seedling to export.

DACE, named for the small, resilient river fish of the same name, plays an important role in partnering with local farmers to facilitate these economic opportunities, drive gender equality and move toward more sustainable agricultural practices.

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