18 Nov Ginger oh, Ginger!!
• Ginger as a hangover cure.
• Ginger as an air sickness cure: I always make sure I have a pack of homemade ginger sweets ready and available for myself and my kiddos.
• Ginger for home made ginger beer.
•Ginger to mask the taste of greens in smoothies and juices.
•Ginger to enhance the taste of juices and smoothies.
• Ginger as an awesome marinade, especially over fish. Yummers.
• Ginger to get you gingered. (Makes sense in my head)
•Ginger in amazing stir fries.
• Ginger in a myriad of healing and calming teas and my favorite, The ginger shot.
In my humble opinion, you haven’t really seasoned your food if you haven’t marinated it and soaked it in ginger. Just saying.
Some facts: Ginger Grows as a root and is a multi use ingredient that can be consumed in drinks and used in cooking. It can be used to make foods spicy and even as a food preservative. For over 2000 years, Chinese medicine has recommended the use of ginger to help cure and prevent several health problems. It is known to promote energy circulation in the body and increase our body’s metabolic rate .
Here ‘s a list of some of the amazing benefits of ginger that you may not be aware of. Although some of these are still being debated, you could do your own research if you want to use ginger for medicinal purposes.
The Benefits of Ginger
Maintains Normal Blood Circulation. Ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc which can help to improve blood flow, as well as help prevent chills, fever, and excessive sweat.
Remedies Motion Sickness. Ginger is a known effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness. The exact reason is unknown, but in a study of naval cadets, those given ginger powder suffered less.
Recipe for Ginger crystals.
1 cup water
1 cup sugar, add a little extra sugar for coating
1 cup peeled and sliced ginger
Add water and 1 cup sugar together in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Add ginger, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
With a spatula, transfer ginger to a wire rack to cool.
Let stand until dry, and then roll slices in additional sugar.
For uptimum freshness, Store in an cool and dry place for up to 90 days.
You can thank me later. Xo