Ginger is one of the hot items of the 21st century. Demand keeps on skyrocketing as the world becomes aware of its amazing health benefits.
Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, that also includes turmeric and cardamom. It has a long history as traditional remedy, adn since ancient times it has been linked to possible health benefits for digestion, inflammation, and the common cold. The potent anti-flammatory called gingerols compounds help treat inflammatory conditions.
Ginger has been a favorite spice for thousands of years, especially in China and the Mediterranean. Europe joined in sometime in the ninth century, and it continues to grow in popularity throughout many regions of the world. Ginger is used in savory and sweet recipes. Lately is has also become a core ingredient in smoothies, fermented drinks and mocktails.