Ginger provides an abundance of medicinal and culinary properties which have particularly been used in Asian cultures for thousands of years.
Ginger resembles tree bark features with a withered brown exterior and a golden brown interior which provides a pleasing pungent aroma and taste.
- Ginger is an excellent source of the minerals magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese which are great phytonutrients for regulating blood pressure levels and preventing bone disease. (1)
- Ginger is abundant in its Vitamin C properties which form antioxidants to prevent inflammation, the formation of cancerous cells and increase the healing time of wounds. (2)
- Ginger is said to be an herbal medicine with carminative effects, making it a substance that promotes the release of intestinal gas and effective in preventing nausea. (3)
- When in hot tea ginger releases gingerol and protease which increases cardiovascular circulation. (4)
Ginger Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 teaspoon, root, raw
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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