Ginger Root

ginger root

Ginger is a common cooking ingredient in Asian and Indian cooking. Ginger is used fresh, dried, or in powder form in the kitchen. The root of the ginger plant is harvested for this purpose. Aside from its enormous popularity as a cooking spice, it offers a variety of medicinal properties which include:

    Medicinal Benefits of Ginger Root Include
  • Nausea relief
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Motion sickness relief
  • Pain and inflammation relief

Ginger has become very popular even in the Western world and is consumed not only as a spice (fresh or dried) but also as an oil and juice. In addition to its medicinal benefits and desirable taste and aroma in cooking, ginger also provides a variety of nutrients and vitamins:

    Ginger Nutrition
  • 3.6 grams of dietary fiber
  • 14 milligrams of sodium
  • 1.1 grams of iron
  • 7.7 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 33 milligrams of potassium
  • It also includes small amounts of vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc, and riboflavin.