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.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • 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

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 2
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0 g 0%
Dietary Fibre 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%

*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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