Why Ginger?

10 November 2015

Even though not everyone loves ginger, it is a common ingredient especially in pastries. There are those people who  love the taste of ginger, and gladly enjoy ginger biscuits, ginger tea and use ginger to spice everything.

Ginger is a root and a flexible ingredient that can be use drinks and cooking. It is used to spice up food and even a food preservative. Amazing part it is used to promote energy circulation in the body and increase body metabolic rate.

Apart from that, there are many benefits of ginger most of us did not know. This will make you love ginger more and put it everywhere you this is applicable.

Benefits of ginger

  • Ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc that helps to improve blood flow. Hence maintaining normal blood circulation. In addition, it helps to prevent chills, fever and excessive sweat. Hence, increase the health of our body.
  • Ginger aids in digestion thereby improving food absorption and avoiding possible stomachache. There is no need to buy aspirin and ibuprofen because ginger reduces inflammation in a similar way as these. We do not have to worry because ginger is there to combat stomach discomfort.
  • Ginger is a stimulant for gastric and pancreatic enzymes secretion. This improves the absorption and stimulation of essential nutrients in the body. In addition, it has been proven that it can also help to fight common respiratory Problems. If you are suffering from respiratory disease ginger is you best option.
  • You will be surprise when you hear ginger can be used in the prevention of colon cancer and ovarian cancer treatment. Ginger powder induces cell death in the ovarian cancer cells. Furthermore, it slows down the growth of colorectal cancer cells. Prevention is always better than cure.
  • For a strong Immunity system, ginger is what you need. Ginger improves and strengthen immune system .it helps foil potential risk of stroke by inhibiting fatty deposit from arteries.
  • For morning sickness, ginger combats and cure morning sickness and stomach flu. Moreover, it helps to battle cough and throat irritation. Additionally, decrease bacterial infection in the body especially the stomach.

With all these benefits and the fact that ginger is readily available in all should not have a reason for not being healthy always. We can mix it up with other ingredient or drink it with can never have enough of ginger.

Amaica has creative use for ginger this you can adopt including making the famous ‘dawa’  that combines hot water ginger lemon and honey.  This is concocted specifically to your making. If you want that extra bit of buzz the Chef will throw in some extra ginger.

Amaica also uses ginger to marinate lamb fish and rabbit. It’s the secret ingredient added to the marinade to give it that unique flavour, ginger is a healthy spice to spice-up your meals. It is pounded in the African mortar to have its flavour infuse into the food. You may also use ginger when making your Pilau to give it a spicy taste.

Amaica Chef’s secret tip – store your ginger in a clean dry place  to keep it fresh, and ensure you soak it before use to make the peeling job easier!