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Ginger has been revered in Indian and Chinese civilizations for over 5000 years for its powerful health-imparting properties. Its thick, tuberous rhizomes (underground stems), referred to as the roots, are used in cooking and medicinally. Ginger's volatile oils are believed to cure dandruff, by combining ginger and olive oil to use directly on the scalp.

Buy fresh firm and crisp roots. It should be neither bent or wrinkled, and should snap crisply when broken.

Store ginger in a paper bag in the fridge to stay fresh
Category: Spice
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy fresh firm and crisp roots. It should be neither bent or wrinkled, and should snap crisply when broken. Can be bought dried in a powder in varying degrees of quality. Buy powdered ginger from a reputable supplier to ensure good quality.
To Store:
Store for up to two weeks in the crisper section of the refrigerator. Keep dry. Powdered ginger should be kept in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 18 months.
Tips & Tricks:
For bouncing good health, add a knob of fresh ginger to juices first thing in the morning. Ginger adds sparkle to Asian stir-fries and curries, as well as enlivening sweet dishes such as cakes and fruit desserts. Sprinkle some chopped, chrystallised ginger over pumpkin pieces as they bake.
Cooking Tips:
It's worth investing in a ginger grater, grated ginger added to dressings and stir-fries is delicious.

Nutrition per 100 Grams:


Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Circulatory Disorders
High Blood Cholesterol
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Bacterial Infections
Cold and Flus
High Blood Pressure
Low Energy
Blood Clots
Digestive Disorders
Heart Disease
Immune Deficiencies
Menstrual Problems
Slow metabolism
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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