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Ginger Facts: Everything you need to know 

Spice School: Lesson 9

ORIGIN

21 VITAMINS & MINERALS

Ginger is flowering plant that traces its origins back to Southeast Asia. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is closely related to turmeric, cardomon and galangal.

DID YOU KNOW?

Ginger is a rhizome, not a root. It was one of the first spices exported during the spice trade and can grow up to 4 feet tall.

SIX REASONS TO SPRINKLE SOME MORE

• Betaine

• Calcium

• Carotene

• Choline

• Copper

• Folate

• Iron 

• Magnesium

• Maganese

• Niacin

• Pantothenic Acid

• Phosphorus

• Potassium

• Riboflavin

• Selenium

• Sodium

• Thiamin

• Vitamin A

• Vitamin B-6

• Vitamin C

• Zinc

  • May treat many forms of nausea
  • May reduce muscle pain and soreness
  • May help treat chronic indigestion
  • May lower cholesterol levels
  • May help fight infections
  • May lower blood sugar

MODERATION IS KEY

Repeated intake at higher doses may worsen symptoms of acid reflux, irritate the mouth and cause diarrhea.

APPLICATIONS

Ginger is a great addition to savory meals or beverage and dessert preparations such as pies, cookies, cakes and a variety of other dishes.

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