Native to Southeastern Asia. Ancient Romans imported from china, its popular in Europe remained centered. Until the Middle Ages, when it spread throughout other countries, it was a great demand in Europe it was expensive. They made it more available when, Spanish explorers introduced it to West Indies, Mexico, and South America. By the 16th Century, the areas that were introduced started to exporting the Spices back to Europe.
A spice is an underground stem. The flesh of ginger can be in color of yellow, white, and red depending upon the variety. It is covered by a Brownish skin that can be either thick or thin that depends on when it was harvested.