Ginger is a beloved spice used by many, not only for the flavor it gives to food, but also for its medicinal effects for the wellness of the body.
We are using the rhizome of the ginger plant, the root. It is nutrient-dense and contains vitamins B3, B6, and C, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, folate, riboflavin, and niacin.
Many health benefits have been associated to ginger, as being a powerful anti-inflammatory for the body as it contains the strong bioactive compound gingerol, aiding digestion and preventing nausea with its content of trypsin and pancreatic lipase enzymes, and fighting germs as gingerol has proven antibacterial effects.
Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice.
How to store ginger:
The whole and unpeeled ginger can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.