Ginger root is a super fragrant, pungent, and spicy herb thats very popular in Asian stir fry recipes and used in many sweet and savory recipes. Its botanical name is Zingibar Officinale. It is originally from Southeast Asia,(India) and has been acclaimed for thousands of years in many areas in the world. The Chinese have depended on Ginger for its medicinal properties and essential to cook their foods for over two thousand years. It has also become a very popular spice in the tropics. Today the top producers of Ginger are Jamaica, India, Fiji, Australia, and Indonesia.
Ginger Root can be found at your local supermarket year-round. You can buy it fresh or dried. The outside of the Ginger is covered with a brown skin but the flesh can vary in color, they can come in white, red, or yellow color depending on what variety you have.
Ginger Root is used in several Asian and Carribean dishes and is commonly used in teas to treat indigestion and also good for joint pain. Other beverages created were the Ginger Beer and Ginger Ale.
Ginger heath benefits
Many will be surprised to learn that ginger helps fight cancer. A University of Michigan cancer study has shown that when the ginger powder was against ovarian cancer cells, it induced cancer cell death. Other studies have shown that ginger has also been effective in combating colon cancer and cleansing the colon. Ginger is a long known remedy for morning sickness, stomach upset, arthritis, and inflammation. It is helps fight the common cold virus. Ginger is great for circulation and helps fight heart attacks. For more great info on the benefits of Ginger click here.
Ginger Bread Recipe
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 2 large eggs
- 1 3/4 cups sifted flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- granulated brown sugar
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When creating your meal, the Ginger Root adds a unique taste and brings a more subtle flavor to your dish. If used at the end of your cooking process it will give you a spicier and more pungent taste. Ginger Root can be peeled with a paring knife and then minced, sliced, or julienned.
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Delicious Ginger and Garlic Stir fry Recipe
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