Legend has it that Marco Polo was the first to introduce ginger to Europe. He was impressed during his trip to China. In China, this spice has been cultivated for more than 3000 years. There it has been used for a long time in the kitchen and as a herbal medicine.
What is ginger?
Ginger is the root of the ginger plant. Ginger has been used for centuries to flavor dishes and drinks. Ginger is available as a fresh tuber, but also as dried, sliced ginger, syrup or powder.
Is ginger healthy?
Ginger is certainly a healthy product. Ginger is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B1, B2, B6, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. In addition, ginger supports digestion, fights nausea and can help against high blood pressure.
What does ginger taste like?
The flavour of ginger is very characteristic and can be described as fresh, spicy and sweet.
How do I use sliced ginger?
Sliced ginger is dried ginger and is a great addition to dishes and any tea. You can also make you own brew by just adding hot water to the dried ginger root.