PURE FOOD ESSENTIALS Organic Ginger Powder 80g

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PURE FOOD ESSENTIALS Organic Ginger Powder 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. 

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.

Health Benefits and Therapeutic Uses of Ginger

  • Bioactive compounds have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic properties.
  • Contains good amounts of Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber, Folate, Niacin, Phosphorus, and Calcium
  • Has been used as a stimulant, carminative and digestive aid.
  • Frequently used to treat nausea, indigestion, dyspepsia, constipation, and colic.
  • Believed to have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Research is currently being conducted on the ability of ginger to prevent or slow the growth of tumours.
  • A natural expectorant, it helps to loosen the phlegm and mucous from the lungs, making it easier to cough out.
  • In Asian medicine, dried ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat stomach ache, diarrhea, and nausea.
  • Today, ginger is used as a dietary supplement for post-surgery nausea; nausea caused by motion, chemotherapy, or pregnancy; rheumatoid arthritis; and osteoarthritis.
  • Gingerol, the most predominate pungent bioactive compound of ginger, has been reported to stimulate digestive enzymes to help improve gastrointestinal (GI) issues.
  • In Ayurvedic medicine, it’s used for the treatment of ailments such as indigestion, fever, digestive disorders, and chronic respiratory conditions.
  • In Chinese Medicine, ginger is used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting, to quell inflammation of the stomach and infections related to the cold and flu. Dry ginger (gan jiang) is considered to be more hot and pungent than fresh ginger, and alleviates ailments such as diarrhea and poor appetite.
    How to Use

    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.

    Cooking with Ginger

    • The flavour of ginger is described as sweet and peppery with a prominent spicy aroma due to the presence of gingerols and ketones.
    • It is a versatile ingredient that is used in a wide variety of applications including; cakes, biscuits, curries, stir fries, beverages and condiments.
    • Used as a flavouring in ginger ale, ginger beer, and ginger wine.
    • The aroma is pungent and sharp. 
    • Use 1/8 teaspoon of ginger powder per tablespoon of fresh ginger.
    • For colds, and nausea; Steep ¼ teaspoon in hot water for 5 minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey
    Certified Organic Ginger Powder.