Whole Ginger FAQ

What is Whole Ginger?

Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades.

Where does Whole Ginger come from?

Our Whole Ginger is a product of Nigeria.

What’s the history of Ginger?

Ginger is one of the first spices to have been exported fromĀ Asia, arriving in Europe with the spice trade, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans. The distantly related dicots in the genus Asarum are commonly called wild ginger because of their similar taste.

What does Whole Ginger look like?

Whole Ginger is an off white, pale yellow misshaped root.

How would you describe the flavour and odour of Ginger?

Ginger has an aromatic, pungent and characteristic flavour and odour.

What are alternative names for Whole Ginger?

Alternative names for Ginger include African Ginger, Canton Ginger, Cochin Ginger, Jengibre, Gingembre, Ingwer, Ingefara, Sang Keong, Sheng Jian, Shunthi, Saunth, Singabera, Zenzero, Zanjabeel and Zinzeberis.

What is the suggested use for Whole Ginger?

Ginger is a store cupboard essential that lends itself to use in both savoury and sweet dishes. It is a popular spice in Asian cuisine; and can be added to soups, curries, jams, pickles, puddings, biscuits, breads and scones. Stir into marinades, dressings, sauces and dips. It works particularly well with chicken and fish and blends well with fruit and vegetable dishes. Ginger powder can be used to make the classic drink ginger beer; it can also be made into a tea to help relieve dyspepsia and morning sickness.


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As an animal lover and baking enthusiast, Georgia can often be found experimenting with plant-based recipes in her kitchen.

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