The Magical Spice Ginger

Pungent, aromatic, earthy and warm to taste. You are right, that's the taste of the magical ginger.

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Ginger has been used in the culinary world for a long time.

Fresh ginger root is available year round in the produce section of your local markets.

In cooking: Chinese stir-frying, pickling, curry, Japanese seven-spice seasoning, etc.

In baking: ginger cookie, gingerbread, pumpkin pie, etc.

In drinking: ginger tea, Chai tea, Grand Marnier, most important spice in pumpkin spice latte.

 

Ginger also has a long history of being used as medicinal botanical. Here are just a couple:

  • Anti-inflammatory agent

Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds, gingerols. It helps reduce pain level in arthritis patients and improvements mobility. And studies have shown that ginger is effective in relieving the pain of menstrual cramps.

  • Nausea reliever

Ginger is effective in relieving nausea caused by travel or motion sickness as well as nausea and vomiting  during pregnancy.

  • Digestive aid

Ginger is widely known for its digestive effects. For example, many people are familiar with the use of ginger ale for easing an upset stomach. It helps to reduce bloating, flatulence, intestinal colic, IBS and poor digestion.

  • Blood Glucose Support

Eating ginger can help reduced fasting blood sugar in diabetics along with a reduction in HbAc1. You can read more about it here.

After reading all this, are you ready for some ginger tea? Or Matcha Tea Ginger Hi-FiBar?

Melanie Gong