If you have not tried ginger so far, then it is time. I call it a super food because the properties it contains have a beneficial effect on the human body. This makes it an aid to everything.
Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, along with cardamom and turmeric. Its scientific name is Ginger-Zingiber officinale. Ginger is the underground part of a plant that has a solid, grooved structure. Depending on the variety, the color of the interior also varies – it can be yellowish, white or reddish. It is covered with a brownish sheath, which may be thinner or thicker, depending on whether it is harvested when the plant is mature or younger. People believes that the plant originated in Southeast Asia, and in ancient times, China and India used it mainly in medicine. It comes to Europe around the 13th century. Currently ginger grows in many parts of the world. You can actually grow it at home.
Ginger has a very interesting and different taste. The fresh ginger feels slightly steamy, sharp and not everyone can bear it.
Ginger as an ingredient finds many uses, especially in cooking. There are many delicious recipes from different countries. From sauces to soups, from spices to tea – wide range of choices. Oh, and ginger is on the list of aphrodisiacs, perhaps because of its strong taste.
In recent years, ginger manages to make its way to the kitchens of younger ones, especially those who like healthier eating.
What ginger contains?
This super food contains Vit C, B6, B5, B9, B11, B1, iron, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, riboflavin.
Benefits of ginger
The benefits of a regular intake of ginger are many. I personally use it in tea (pure) before going to the gym, because it helps me with swollen belly and has a strong restorative function. If you have an upset stomach, nausea, gas, drink a single tea of fresh ginger. 1 to 1.5g can help prevent various types of nausea. It refers to vomiting, morning sickness, seasickness, nausea associated with chemotherapy, nausea after surgery. It also speeds up gastric emptying, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and stomach discomfort. It helps the movement of food and fluids through the gastrointestinal tract very well. It is favorable for the development of normal flora in the body. It stimulates blood circulation and purifies it from toxins. One of the most important things I remember and associate with the ginger is that it is extremely beneficial for the immune system, naturally with regular ingestion. During the winter and cold days, ginger, mint and lemon tea is a great choice for warming and improving the body (protects us from the flu and colds).
Ginger has diaphoretic functions, which means that it promotes sweating, works to warm the body. Ginger tea is a perfect choice for cold days.
Ginger consumption helps to facilitate blood circulation to all parts of the body. It is clear that it acts by speeding up blood circulation and speeding up metabolism. It is a good supplement to healthy foods. There are different recipes available on the internet for how you can use ginger as an important supplement.
There is a decrease in the risk of cancer due to the available antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. They can help reduce oxidative stress and boost the health of the immune system. This makes it possible to fight cancer cells before they turn into tumors.
In Jarnac, France it is produces ginger-flavored liqueur called Kantan;
Good to know
It is good to know that you can put the ginger can be put in the fridge if it is fresh. If it is dry, then it is sufficient to put it in a dry place away from sunlight.
You should be careful with the daily dose, which is up to 4 grams for the elderly and no more than 1 gram in pregnant women. There are side effects of overdose and they are mild acids, diarrhea, and irritation of the oral cavity. It is not a good idea to consume it if you are taking any medicines such as anticoagulants, aspirin. It is good to consume it in its normal amounts so that the body can properly extract its beneficial properties.
Before applying it, use a knife to remove the fresh root sheath. Then you can chop it, ground it or grate it. The taste depends from the time you add it in the cooking process. If you add it in the beginning it will give a fine aroma taste, while if you add it in the end – it will be spicier.
Definitely, this magical super food is a good addition for your daily routine. Discover and try different ginger recipes until you find the one that works for you. Refine with love.
There is a lot written about ginger so I give you the information that made the most impression on me and I have chosen / selected for you. Do your research.