Ginger

Organic ginger is perfect for making ginger tea and in Asian cooking. In recent years fresh ginger has become very popular. In China it’s traditionally considered a very healthy spice, increasing the “chi” or life energy. That’s why we call it a Health Wonder.

Some interesting facts about ginger:

  • Choose ginger that is firm, smooth and free of mold.
  • Store fresh ginger unpeeled either wrapped in a damp cloth or towel in the refrigerator, where it will keep for at least three weeks. Placed in a plastic bag, it will keep in the freezer for half a year. 
  • Queen Elizabeth I of England is credited with the invention of the gingerbread man, which became a popular Christmas treat.
  • Ginger is not a root but a rhizome. A rhizome is defined as an underground plant stem which is able to produce roots and shoot systems of a new plant.
  • Ginger is mentioned in ancient Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern writings and has long been prized for its aromatic, culinary and medicinal properties.
  • In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries a pound of ginger was equivalent to the cost of a sheep.
  • Ginger has many health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties, blood sugar regulation and gastrointestinal relief.
  • The flower of the ginger plant is beautiful.

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