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Ginger has been widely used as a medicine and as a spice in dishes. Ginger is also used fresh, dried, powdered, as a juice and even as oil. Gingers popularity ultimately spread because of its medicinal properties and it variety of culinary uses. It can be used in many meat, chicken and fish dishes and is also a wonderful ingredient in cakes and biscuits and sweets and makes a refreshing drink.
Ginger is sometimes recommended as a cure for car sickness. A handy thing to know.
Aside from its medicinal effects, it also contains a lot of nutrients such as manganese, iron, magnesium, vitamin B-6, potassium and calcium.
Ginger is a root vegetable and is grown in tropical regions of Australia since it’s a warm climate plant.
The next time you are at your local green grocer, look for fresh and firm ginger.