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Ginger - fresh

Fresh ginger has a deliciously sweet and fragrant aroma and a fresh, citrus slightly spicy flavour. It has a distinctive knobbly appearance,and is actually the root of the plant and is sometimes referred to as root ginger. Ginger has a pale brown skin and a light yellow-coloured fibrous flesh. It is thought to originate from south-east Asia or India, (and was one of the first eastern spices to be taken to the West Indies; by 1547 it was being exported from Jamaica to Spain) and is an essential ingredient in a wide variety of Asian cuisines, particularly Chinese, Thai and Indian.

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Piece (approx 120g) £0.95

 

Ginger - fresh Facts

The root contains health benefiting essential oils such as gingerol, zingerone, shogaol, farnesene, and small amounts of β-phelladrene, cineol, and citral. Gingerols help improve intestinal motility and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, painkiller (analgesic), nerve soothing, anti-pyretic as well as anti-bacterial properties. Studies have shown that it may reduce nausea induced by motion sickness. Zingerone, a chemical compound which gives pungent character to the ginger root, has also been shown to effective against E.coli induced diarrhoea, especially in children. This herb root only has 80 calories per 100 g and contains no cholesterol. Nonetheless, it composes many essential nutrients and vitamins such as pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5)  and  also contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. 

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