It has a pungent, spicy aroma & characteristic taste.
Added at the beginning, it will lend a subtler flavour while added near the end, it will deliver a more pungent taste
Keep in a cool dry place, away from sunlight.
Generally peeled & finely chopped, sliced or grated.
Provides a wonderful flavour for stir-fries, salads, fruit crumbles, soups, in marinades.
Is a good accompanying flavour for pork, beef, chicken & fish.
Ginger can be added to almost any meal for flavouring, in place of sugar dense bottle sauces
Ginger is a great way to ward off change of season colds: if you are looking for ways to boost your ginger intake try grating some into a mug of boiling water along with some lemon juice or add a 1cm cube into any fresh pressed juice.
Traditionally ginger has been used to alleviate symptons of gastrointestinal distress & nausea, helps with motion sickness.
Ginger can improve digestion, reduces respiratory problems, lowers cholesterol, helps prevent migraines & blood clots, along with fighting ovarian cancer & helps relieve arthritis.
Ginger is also believed to have anti- inflammatory properties due to its antioxidant capacity.
Available all year round.
Ginger naturally contains pain-killing & anti-nausea compounds.
If you can handle the spice, it makes an excellent remedy for an upset stomach.
Mix hot water with a few slices of fresh ginger & a squeeze of lemon & honey for a warming hot ginger tea, or add a knob of ginger to your juicer next time you are making a carrot & orange juice.
It is a Proven anti-vomiting agent & can be a very useful natural remedy in pregnancy for reducing nausea.
Ginger helps work fantastically for circulation, clearing sinuses & can help prevent the spasms that come with a dry cough.
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|Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.73|
|- saturated (g)||0.232|
|- sugars (g)||4.4|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research