ORGANIC GROUND GINGER
The ginger spice is from the same family as turmeric, cardamom and galangal and has just as many benefits for use in your cooking. It’s a warming, sweet and peppery spice that is used in foods and drinks across the world. Organic ginger powder is made from the ground dried roots of the plant with nothing added or taken away, so it’s a perfect alternative to fresh ginger root.
COOKING WITH GINGER SPICE
Ginger spice is highly concentrated, so if a recipe requires a tablespoon of fresh ginger, you can substitute it with ¼ teaspoon of powder.
Ground ginger powder is preferred for baking cakes and biscuits, sifted with the flours and allowing the flavour to infuse through the whole mixture. Ginger works well in baking and is the dominant flavour in Ginger Snaps and this classic Gingerbread recipe. These biscuits are easy-to-make and are blend of butter, flour, sugar and spices. It’s the ginger that stands out with a little support from cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER
Ginger deserves its historical reputation as ‘the great medicine’, and it still has a place in modern, natural healthcare. It’s used widely to help with post-surgery nausea, motion sickness and nausea related to chemotherapy. Combined with honey and steeped in hot water, ginger tea makes a great tummy soother. Add some lemon, and it helps to soothe a sore throat and cough. It’s a great expectorant, helping to break up mucus in the lungs and making it easier to cough out.