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Organic Ginger Powder

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been valued as a reliable medicinal herb used for centuries. It is among the healthiest and most delicious spices on the planet and is universally known for its broad range of health-promoting benefits. It is a fine, off-white powder that has a strong aroma and pungent flavor. It is easy to store and has a long shelf life.

Ginger is an herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems approximately a meter tall with narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. Ginger is in the family Zingiberaceae, along with Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) and Galangal (Alpinia galanga).

Ginger originated in the tropical rainforests of Southern India. It is an ingredient in traditional Indian drinks, both cold and hot, including spiced Masala Chai. The spice has a slightly biting taste and is typically used dried and ground to flavor breads, sauces, curry dishes, confections, pickles and ginger ale. The fresh rhizome, Green Ginger, is used in cooking.

Product offerings include 100% Pure Organic Ginger Powder and Organic Ginger Tea (TBC and CS) for herbal tea applications.

 

BENEFITS

Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects and the ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds.  Ginger may possess anti-viral effects thereby supporting immune system health.

Ginger’s therapeutic properties range from alleviating upset stomach to providing pain relief during motion-intensive travel. Researchers suggest that the active volatile oils and pungent phenol compounds, such as gingerols and shogaols, are what give ginger its power, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.