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Cook With Ginger: Nutrition, Tips & Silly Food Facts

Silly Food Fact

Did you know that ginger is native to India and China?  It can be used fresh, dried and powdered, or as a juice or oil.  Also, although it’s known as a spice, it’s actually an herb.

Why Our Bodies Love It

Ginger has a ton of positive health effects.  Some people believe it can help cure diabetes, colds,  sore throat, nausea and headaches. Learn more about these benefits and more here.

Care and Picking

Fresh ginger can be stored for several weeks in refrigerator. Dried and powdered ginger can be stored in your pantry in an airtight container.  Ginger root can actually be planted and does very well stored that way.

Tips and Warnings

Don’t freeze ginger root, it can turn soggy.  Also, avoid storing ginger in paper bags.  It lessens its lifespan and can cause premature mold.

 

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