Interesting facts about Ginger


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  • Ginger, a knobby, fibrous root, is actually a rhizome.
  • The ginger plant is an herb.
  • Ginger is a part of the Zingiberaceae family, which also includes turmeric and cardamom.
  • Ginger is native to southeastern Asia. The major producers of Ginger today are China and tropical/subtropical places in Asia, Brazil, Jamaica, Nigeria.
  • You can grow ginger from rhizomes found at grocery stores. A ginger plant can grow up to 4 ft. tall.
  • Mature ginger rhizomes, ones most commonly sold in grocery stores, are harvested after 10- 12 months.
  • Ginger is popularly grown in warmer regions and the tropics.
  • Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
  • Ginger is said to stimulate gastric juices, and provide warming and soothing effects for colds and coughs.
  • Ginger can be cultivated all year round. However the best time to plant them is at the end winter and early spring.
  • Ginger has many health benefits, some including ant-inflammatory properties, blood sugar regulation, and gastrointestinal relief.
  • The health benefits of honey and ginger in treating respiratory problems are unmatched by any other concoction.

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