Ginger

By: Izzy Wagener

Origin

Ginger originates from China, and eventually spread to parts of Asia, West Africa, and the Caribbean. The best ginger grown today can be found in Jamaica.
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Botanical Information

We use the root of ginger.
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Common Culinary Uses

Ginger is used in savory, fresh dishes.


Recipe examples:

Tofu with peanut ginger sauce

Ginger steamed fish

Mango salad with ginger raisin vinaigrette

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Health Benefits

Ginger can improve absorption of essential nutrients in the body.

Stir ginger into tea to get rid of throat and nose congestion.

Chewing ginger can decrease stomach pains and cramps.

Ginger can help decrease joint pain and muscle aches.

Interesting Facts

Ginger was used in ancient times as a food preservative to help with digestive problems.

After ginger was introduced to Europe it ranked second to pepper as a spice of centuries.

In England they created a candied ginger that became very popular with children.

The ginger plant grows only 30-60 cm tall