Facts about Gingers

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1.Ginger offers numerous health Benefits

Ginger contains a wide range of antiviral, antibacterial, anti-parasitic and antioxidant abilities. It offers over forty pharmacological actions including anti-inflammatory properties that make it useful in pain relief. It also helps fight diabetes, cancer, and asthma, fungal and bacterial infections. It is a thermogenic substance that aids in metabolism.

 2.Ginger is an Aphrodisiac

Over many centuries and civilizations, ginger has been perceived as an aphrodisiac. It has a pungent taste and ability to stimulate circulation. It is known to heat up a user’s inside and its intense smell awakens olfactory glands.

3.A Cocktail Spice

Ginger is largely used in alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. For instance, the Shirley Temple invented in honor of the female actor back in the 1930s in Hawaii had Ginger Ale as the main ingredient. Other drinks with ginger include the Cranberry & Ginger fizz that contains ginger syrup, rum and ginger beer.

 4.Ginger from Fiji  Island is Exceptional

Ginger that is grown in the Fiji Island has less fiber and contains high amounts of oleoresin. This gives it a unique smell. In 1980s and 1990s, local industries in the Island closed down as a result of parasite attacks on ginger plants but are now getting back to business.

 5.Ginger drink and bread

An entrepreneur of Italian origin who was a big fan of Ginger Rogers, a dancer created a ginger drink. This drink is different from the British Ginger Ale as its ingredients feature an orange extract. An Armenian monk named Gregory Nicopolis introduced gingerbread in Europe. He taught priests in France how to sweeten down with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger.

 6.Jake is short version of Jamaica Ginger

Jamaica Ginger was the first medicine to be patented that was made from ginger. It was not received positively as it was seen as a potential alcohol source due to its 70 to 80 percent ethanol content. An MIT Professor switched its adulterant with TOCP phosphate, making the medicine extremely lethal to the nervous system.

7.Ginger is an important ingredient in Asian Countries

Korean, Chinese and Japanese cuisines feature ginger prominently. Kimchi, a national dish in Korea that features vegetables that are fermented for months is made using ginger. The Saengang Cha is also a popular local kind of ginger tea.

 8.Ginger has been around for Centuries

Ginger has been in existence for more than 3000 years in China and India, which are the leading ginger producers across the globe. In the 19th century, ginger gained popularity among the rich people in Europe who used it on their dinner tables as much as they used salt.  A classic recipe that is common in Northern America, the English Christmas used to make gingerbread is an invention of Queen Elisabeth I. She offered it to her foreign diplomats.

 9.Lemon and Lime go well with Ginger

Lemon and lime go well with ginger because they have very similar penetrating tastes. From sponge cakes to chicken, linguine and shakes, they all mix well with ginger. Ginger also works well as an agent of aromatizing liquid for electronic cigarettes.

 10.Ginger belongs to the Zinziberaceae Family

Ginger belongs to the same plant family as turmeric, cardamom and galangal. Ginger originated from the Far East but is presently grown in subtropical and tropical countries where is used for ornamental purposes due to its beautiful flowers. Ginger contains essential oils in its roots that include zingerone, gingerol and shogaoli that give it a great aroma and taste. Its essential oils are commonly used in perfumes.

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