Jinxiang County is under the jurisdiction of Jining City of Shandong Province, and it is well known as the "home of the Chinese garlic". According to the county records, Jinxiang has a history of more than 2000 years in garlic cultivation since the early Eastern Han Dynasty. With a warm temperate semi-humid and semi-arid monsoon continental climate, Jinxiang located in the alluvial flatlands by the Yellow River. High content of soil organic matter is suitable for garlic cultivation.
In the specific ecological environment of Jinxiang, after long-term natural selection and artificial cultivation, Jinxiang garlic features large size and white skin and is solid, flavorful, juicy and nutritious with more than 20 kinds of nutrients, including selenium, iron, potassium and others.
Since the implementation of the protection of geographical indication products, the garlic planting area in Jinxiang has reached 700,000 mu, with an average annual output of 800,000 tons. Through the EU-SINO pilot project of mutual recognition and mutual protection of 10+10 geographical indication products, Jinxiang garlic has been officially registered by the European Union. The export of Jinxiang garlic accounts for more than 70% of the total export of similar products in China. The products are exported to 168 countries and regions. Jinxiang garlic has gained the appreciation of consumers and high reputation in the market. (Courtesy of the IP Protection Department of CNIPA)2018-12-05