ginger fun facts

 

We're all feeling the warming powers of GInger this January! Learn some interesting facts about this amazing plant.

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  • We can thank Queen Elizabeth I of England for the invention of the gingerbread man.

  • The top five countries that produce the most ginger are India (producing 34.6%), China (producing 19.1%), Nepal (10.6%), Nigeria (7.8%), and Thailand (7.5%).

  • Ground ginger root has a higher nutritional value than raw ginger root.

  • Believe it or not, ginger is not a root, rather it’s a rhizome, which is an underground stem.

  • There are over 1,000 species of ginger!

  • Ginger's culinary and medicinal uses date back thousands of years.

  • You can use the top part of the ginger plant like an herb.

  • Ginger has a long history of alternative medicine uses for ailments such as: digestive issues and nausea, fighting the flu, and warding off colds.

  • Ginger can help soothe morning sickness.

  • In several studies, ginger has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol.

  • After ginger was introduced to Europeans, it ranked as the second most used spice after peppercorn.

 

Have fun. Be Amazing.

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