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Ginger powder for ailments

Geraldine Panapasa
Monday, July 29, 2013

THE reception towards Fiji's home-grown organic ginger powder on the international market has been positive.

And according to The Wakaya Group owner, David Gilmour, his latest investment is bound to make a lasting impact because of its uniqueness.

Speaking to The Fiji Times, the founder of FIJI Water said his Wakaya Perfection organic products were grown on pure, nutrient-rich virgin volcanic soil on Wakaya.

"Wakaya Perfection, the ginger and all our organic products are doing so well and are becoming of such great interest worldwide," said the Canadian-born successful entrepreneur who opened The Wakaya Club & Spa with his wife, Jill, in 1990.

"Our ginger is stronger and healthier than any other ginger ever grown. We powder it on the island in a very careful formula that we've developed which does not injure the gingerols. There has never been a plant that I know in the world that serves a profound effect on health and preventative medicine in curing things like nausea and many ailments."

Mr Gilmour said the products were now embraced throughout Europe because it was not compromised.

He said the products were hand harvested on Wakaya and cultivated by locals solely for its purity and rejuvenating properties that enhanced the quality of life.

"We then package it in the US in glass, which is the best protection for a product such as this.

"We have to bottle overseas because Fiji does not have an industry so we're filling it there and fulfilling orders worldwide from California," he said.





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