Ginger is a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. It also has medicinal properties.
Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger adds a special flavor and zest to Asian stir fries and many fruit and vegetable dishes. Fresh ginger root is available year round in the produce section of your local market.
Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant with a firm, striated texture. The flesh of the ginger rhizome can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether the plant was harvested when it was mature or young.
5 ginger health benefits:
1. Relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain.
2. Reducing the symptoms of dysmenorrhea (severe pain during a menstrual cycle).
3. Reducing inflammation markers in the colon within a month.
4. Treating inflammation associated with osteoarthritis
5. Flavoring foods and drinks without adding unnecessary sodium.