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Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, a tuber ginger root or simply ginger, is consumed whole as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. Other notable members of this plant family are turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.

Ginger cultivation began in Asia and has since spread to West Africa and the Caribbean. It is sometimes called root ginger to distinguish it from other things that share the name ginger. Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice. Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a mild taste. They are often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can be steeped in boiling water to make ginger herb tea, to which honey may be added. Ginger can be made into candy or ginger wine.

Raw ginger is composed of 79% water, 18% carbohydrates, 2% protein, and 1% fat.

Ginger is know to be a natural anti-bacterial and has also been historically used to treat inflammation, arthritis and even nausea caused by sea and morning sickness. In aromatherapy Ginger is use not only as an antiseptic but as a warming agent to relax tense and sore muscles.

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