Ginger is an aromatic, pungent and spicy root vegetable that is popular in many Asian dishes and has amazing health benefits. Simply Fresh Fruit supplies ginger to Melbournes leading restaurants. Ginger adds a unique taste and edge to Asian stir fries and many fruit and vegetable dishes.
Fresh ginger root is available all year
Ginger is the underground rhizome (a continuously growing horizontal underground stem which puts out lateral shoots and adventitious roots at intervals) of the the ginger plant.
Ginger can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether the plant was harvested when it was mature or young.
The health benefits of ginger are clearas ginger has the reputation of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress.
In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an effective carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract).
Modern Science reveals that ginger has many therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.