Ginger is highly esteemed throughout Asia and is considered the country’s most treasured spice because of its therapeutic effects and its amazing flavour. Ginger is most commonly used for its soothing effect on the stomach and it is also a traditional cure for nausea and motion sickness.
Asian countries have been cooking with ginger since at least the sixth century BC as its spicy-sweet flavour complements and enhances many Asian dishes. Additionally, there are many varieties of ginger including Cochin ginger, Chinese ginger, Jamaican ginger and African ginger.
Ginger has a fresh, lemony, pungent aroma
Ginger is not only used in cooking but is also a wonderful way to add zing to fresh juice. Ginger has a sharp yet subtle flavour with a tangy freshness, light spiciness with a slightly sweet and refreshing taste.
Ginger is one of the oldest and most popular medicinal spices. Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness and general stomach upset due to its carminative effect which helps break up and expel intestinal gas. Some studies show ginger may also help prevent certain forms of cancer. Ginger tea has been recommended to alleviate nausea in chemotherapy patients primarily because its natural properties do not interact in a negative way with other medications.
Cooking & Food Pairing
Ginger can add a wonderful zing to all types of dishes, from salads to entrees. Put a little zest into your life with ginger as it can add flavour while also enhancing particular flavours. Fresh ginger's tanginess, spiciness, warmth and sweetness complement a range of dishes, from sweet to savoury. It can be a dominant flavouring, or it can work in conjunction with other flavours. Beyond the traditional Asian dishes like stir-fries and dipping sauces, ginger is equally at home when used in biscuits, ice-cream and cakes.
Gourmet Garden Ginger
Gourmet Garden Ginger has done the work for you with fresh cut ginger ready in an easy-to-use tube. Additionally, our ginger is grown without the use of artificial pesticides or fertilisers. Gourmet Garden Ginger is also great value with 21 pieces of fresh ginger in each tube.
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Find Gourmet Garden Ginger in the fresh produce section of your supermarket