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Ginger Facts

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.

Reasons to use ginger powder

  • 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 of ginger or ginger powder at higher doses may worsen symptoms of acid reflux, irritate the mouth, and cause diarrhea.

Applications

Ginger can be used in many ways including in a smaller consumption format like from a kitchen spice jar, larger consumption format through the use of bulk ground ginger or bulk ginger powder, or even for poultry health. For human consumption, ginger is a great addition to savory meals or beverage and dessert preparations such as pies, cookies, cakes and a variety of other dishes.

Origin

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.

21 Vitamins and Minerals

• 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

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