What’s in Season: Ginger
Ginger is a root vegetable that is related to cardamom and turmeric. A native plant of Asia, ginger is used as a food flavoring and has many medicinal properties.
Benefits of ginger
- Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
- Calms nausea
- Lowers blood sugar and cholesterol
- Eases menstrual pain
- May help with weight loss
- Helps with indigestion
- May improve brain function
How to pick ginger
When picking fresh ginger, look for young ginger with no soft spots or scraped skin.