Ginger

a root

ORIGINS

Ginger is originally from South China, West Africa, and the Caribbeans! It has since then been exported to europe and is used almost everywhere in the world!
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BOTANICAL INFORMATION

Ginger is aromatic, pungent, and spicy. We eat the root, called the rhyzome. Ginger is typically brown or red.
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COMMON CULINARY USES

Ginger has a very spicy and pungent flavor. It is used a lot in curries and soup. It can be pickled. it also be dried, candied or powdered in forms that are used in a lot of desserts, baked goodies, sweets and jams from cakes to biscuits, custards to breads

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER

Ginger is commonly used to treat various types of “stomach problems,” including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite.

FACTS ABOUT GINGER

-Helps reduce chances of cold or flu

-strengthens immunity

-remedies motion sickness

-delicious when candied

-helps prevent colon cancer