All About Ginger

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Ginger’s Latin name is Zingiber Officinale. “Ziniber” comes from the Sanskrit Language, with “Zing” meaning horn, and “bera” meaning body, which is reflective of its tangy and sharp flavour. It’s a native plant of India. However it is now grown all over the world in Africa, Australia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ginger was extensively written about by notable explorers Marco Polo and Vasco Da Gama. They found Ginger on their travels and found many inventive ways to utilise the herb. Reports suggest ginger once made up around 50% of the traditional medicines. It was mainly used for gastric discomfort and sickness.

Ginger is rich in nutrients such as Vitamin C, Folate (Vitamin B9), Potassium, Choline, Magnesium and Sodium. The active essential oils found in ginger are called Gingerols and Shogaols.

Here are the health benefits of ginger :

  • Ginger is anti-inflammatory. One study suggests that ginger can reduce the…

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