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Our ground Buffalo Ginger is an heirloom ginger variety grown by a group of farmers in the mountains of northern Vietnam. Known for its fruity, floral aroma and powerful heat, this is a complex and flavorful ginger powder that will elevate baked goods, stews and curries, and beverages from hot drinks to cocktails.

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. Any way you slice it, this is a spicy, wonderfully intense ginger.

Origin: Cao Bằng, Vietnam

Dried with hot air, then ground

Ingredients: Ginger, ground (Zingiber officinale)
Tasting notes:

Pineapple • Fresh Herbs • Bright Heat

"Surprisingly spicy with notes of pineapple and fresh herbs. Adds a kick to anything it's used in."

While we do not make any health claims on any of our spices, there has been some historic and recent evidence that ginger can potentially be helpful for:

  • Digestion & Gastrointestinal Health: Demonstrates promising data for the treatment of nausea, vomiting and motion sickness, has potential to stimulate digestive enzymes and increase gastric emptying, and is being explored as an option for other GI issues including IBS and indigestion. 
  • (ABCD)
  • Heart & Circulatory System Protection: Shows some potential cardioprotective effects, including cholesterol modification and improvement, and possible future antiplatelet therapy. (ABCD)

  • Blood Sugar Regulation & Diabetes: May be used to control blood sugar levels in Type 2 Diabetes, and improve upon long term glucose control. (ABC)

  • Antibacterial, Antiviral and Antifungal Properties: Ginger provides some natural bacterial, viral and fungal growth inhibition. (AB)

  • Cancers: Ginger compounds have been shown to interfere with certain types of cancers, such as colorectal, gastric and liver cancers. (ABCD)
  • Allergies & Respiratory Symptoms: Reduces allergy symptoms, provides protective respiratory effects, and relaxes airway smooth muscle. Current studies are also ongoing for possible treatment of COVID-19. 

Further clinical studies are warranted and in progress. Please always consult your healthcare provider. This is not intended as medical advice.

We've partnered with DACE, a social enterprise in Vietnam, to connect with the farmers growing our Buffalo Ginger.

The ginger is grown by communities of Hmong farmers in Vietnam's northern highlands, who are learning to grow higher-value crops and transitioning to organic and regenerative agricultural methods. We're honored to support them in that work, and to share their spicy, zingy ginger with you!

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Desparate times call for delicious spices!

Cobanero Chili, Buffalo Ginger, Silk Chili… when your biggest problem is what spice to reach for - life is good! Grazie mille Burlap & Barrel!

Burlap & Barrel Buffalo Ginger Review
Gladston C.
United States United States

Buffalo ginger

Very flavorful condiment. Love ginger in general. Good in your tea or as a seasoning. Use it a lot for Asian cuisine

United States United States

Great in golden milk

I've been using B&B spices for my homemade golden milk recipe and herbal medicinal teas. There is a noticeable difference in quality between B&Bs spices and what I get from the grocery store. B&B is so much better!! The ginger is spicy and combines well with the other ingredients.

Barrett L.
United States United States

Gingery Goodness

Wonderful. Delicious taste profile.

Canada Canada


All of our spices are wonderful - unable to review each individually. Thank you!