This Asian perennial is one of the world’s most popular spices. The fresh root is used in Asian and Indian cuisines and also lends a pungent, spicy note to herbal teas. Because ginger root contains volatile oils with warming properties, it is sometimes used to make salves and ointments. Dried ginger is also very aromatic and sharp on the tongue, as well versatile. The chopped root is added to teas, soups and other foods, while the powdered root is a common baking spice.
Ginger c/s, 1/4lb
Ginger root is obtained from the rhizome of Zingiber officinale, a tropical plant native to Asia.
Fresh or dried, ginger root is used as a spice and food preservative in Indian, Japanese and Chinese cuisines. The dried root is used to make teas, tinctures and infused oils.