The ginger oil is contained chiefly in the epidermal tissue; so unpeeled ginger has much appeal for distillation than peeled ginger. Cochin and Calicut (in India) produce the finest grade with the most delicate aroma and taste.
Ginger is one of the most important and oldest of spices used in every food preparation. It has a warm pungent taste and a pleasant odor hence it is widely used for flavoring in various food preparation and beverages, gingerbread, soups, pickles, and soft drinks.
Here is a Stepwise Guide on Starting Ginger Oil Manufacturing Plant
Ginger Oil Market Potential:
For the extraction and distillation of this oil, both fresh green ginger is used for the preparation of candied ginger (in sugar syrup). Fresh ginger is sometimes used in the preparation of ginger wine or used as a beverage in some countries.
There are also various uses of dried ginger. Ginger oil can vary in color from pale yellow to a darker amber color and the viscosity also ranges from medium to watery. It is a well-accepted fact that India is the largest producer of ginger in the world, exporting in three forms? fresh (green), pickled or processed and dry.
There is a large market for both fresh and dried ginger. The main application of ginger oil is confectionery beverages and baked products. There is also a minor outlet for the perfumery industry. The present demand for the ginger oil is estimated at 517.68 tons per annum.
The demand is expected to reach 4,212 tons by the year 2022. Ginger oil manufacturing is a good potential venture for startup entrepreneurs.
Ginger Oil Manufacturing Process:
Dry ginger shall first be milled by the grinder to the required mesh size. Steam distillation is the preferred method for all essential oils produced in large quantities. The steam, produced in a boiler is introduced into an evaporation vessel which contains the ginger powder & water.
The ginger powder is located on a grid placed at a certain distance above the level of the water which fills the bottom of the vessel. The water is vaporized indirectly, by steam flowing in a pipe coil submerged by the water. The water vapour plus the distilled oil coming from the evaporator vessel is recovered in a separate water cooled condenser.
This mixture flowing out of the condenser is separated by decantation in a Florentine flask. The essential oil is collected at the top and distilled water leaves the flask at the bottom of the flask. As water still contains some soluble parts of the oil, it is sent back to the evaporator vessel to recover the soluble components by means of second distillation.
Machinery Required For Ginger Oil Manufacturing:
Here are the basic machinery required to start in manufacturing Ginger Oil:
- Evaporator Vessels
- Condenser (water cooled)
- Florentine flask (ss)
- Cooling tower
- Submersible pump
Ginger Oil Manufacturing Project Cost Synopsis:
|Plant Capacity: 10 kg / day||Plant & Machinery: Rupees 26 Lakhs|
|Working Capital: Rupees 19 Lakhs||Total Capital Investment: Rupees 42 Lakhs|
|Return: 90.72%||Break Even: 31.63%|
The actual cost of ginger oil manufacturing project may change on different assumptions. You can modify the project capacity and project cost as per your requirement.