This Week’s Brown Bag Secret Ingredient REVEAL: Ginger

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Name: Ginger, Gingembre (french)

Place of Birth: southeastern Asia

Age: Unknown

Types: Yellow, White, or Red (flesh), Brown (exterior)

Commonly Prepared: Fresh, Ground, Dried, Preserved, Crystallized or Pickled

Flavor: spicy, aromatic, pungent

Common Uses: sweet desserts (ground), candy (crystallized), sushi garnish (pickled)

Nutrition Profile:

Ginger nutrition

Health Benefits:

ginger_health_benefits

Sources:

http://howtotreatacidreflux.info/take-ginger-acid-reflux-remedy-to-avoid-side-effects-of-drugs (header photo)

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72#historyuse

http://www.kew.org/plant-cultures/plants/ginger_history.html

http://nutritiouscalories.blogspot.com/

http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blginger.htm

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