Ginger

Dry ginger is a versatile spice made by drying fresh ginger root and then grounding it into a fine powder. It has a strong, warm and spicy flavor and is a staple spice in many kitchens around the world. Used in both sweet and savory dishes to flavor curries, stews, soups, beans, lentils, cakes, cookies, pies and much more. 

Net weight: 70 g

    Culinary Use

    One of the most common uses of dry ginger is in cooking. It is a popular ingredient in spice rubs and marinades and a key ingredient in many savory dishes such as curries, stews, and soups.

    Ginger is widely used in baking, adding a warm and spicy flavor to cakes, cookies, and breads. It is one of the mandatory ingredients of pumpkin spice mix and other seasonal spice mixes for apple, pear and pumpkin pies and gingerbread.

    Ginger is also used to make a variety of tea blends, providing a warm and soothing drink that can help to soothe an upset stomach. Very often combined with cinnamon and turmeric in milk drinks like golden latte (golden milk) and the Indian chai masala.

    Health Benefits

    Ginger has also been used for centuries in traditional medicine due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. One of its key benefits is its ability to aid in digestion. It is thought to stimulate the production of digestive enzymes, helping to break down food more efficiently. This can help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, bloating, and gas. 

    Dry ginger is also believed to have a positive effect on the gut microbiome, promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria and helping to maintain a healthy balance of gut flora.

    It can also be beneficial for heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease. The anti-inflammatory properties of dry ginger also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease by reducing the inflammation in the blood vessels.

    In addition to its internal benefits, dry ginger can also be used topically to help alleviate pain and soreness in muscles and joints. When applied as a warm compress, it can help to increase circulation and reduce inflammation, providing relief from conditions such as muscle strains and sprains.

    Pairing with other spices

    Ginger pairs well with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, black pepper, cumin, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, mustard, turmeric and sesame seeds.