Ginger

Life Story of the Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome (which we commonly call ginger) is used as a spice. Ginger is one of the healthiest, and most versatile, spices. They can be pickled in vinegar as a snack, or cooked as an ingredient in a number of dishes. They can be steeped in boiling water to make ginger teas, they can be made into ginger candy, and they can be used for medicinal purposes.

Ginger contains gingerol, which is a substance with powerful anti-flammatory and antioxidant properties. Gingerol is the main bioactive component in ginger, and is responsible for much of its medicinal characteristics. Studies also show that ginger may drastically lower blood sugar levels and improve heart health.