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.

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