Ginger

why we love it

It’s no wonder that ginger is often called the ‘universal remedy’. This spice is packed full of nutrients and comes with multiple benefits for your health. Not only that, but with its zesty, peppery flavor, it is just as tasty as it is beneficial! One of the most common uses for ginger is to soothe the stomach and decrease nausea. This spice is especially useful during pregnancy because it is completely safe for the fetus. Not only is it good for the stomach but it contains zingerole- a powerful antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties as well.

selection + storage

When choosing ginger, look for pieces that have taut and shiny skin. Avoid ginger knobs that have soft spots. It should also have a strong smell and snap into smaller pieces easily. Ginger can be stored, unpeeled, in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. It can stay fresh for 3-4 weeks. You can also freeze your ginger to help prolong its shelf life. Just grate the frozen pieces when you’re ready to use! In order to peel just rub the skin with the edge of a spoon. You can also purchase ginger root pills to give you a concentrated portion of antioxidants.

feast on ginger

With its strong peppery flavor, fresh ginger makes a great addition to smoothies or vegetable juices. Once grated, fresh ginger goes well in soups, salads or baked goods and helps get you an extra boost of flavor and health benefits. If you’re looking for some really creative ways to incorporate some fresh ginger into your cooking, check out a collection of our favorite recipes from around the internet!

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