12 Facts About Ginger


Ginger is in the family Zingiberaceae, which includes turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.

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Ginger originated in Maritime Southeast Asia and was likely domesticated first by the Austronesian peoples.

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Ginger is one of the first spices to have been exported from Asia, arriving in Europe with the spice trade, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans.

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Ginger was introduced to the Mediterranean by the Arabs, and described by writers like Dioscorides and Pliny the Elder .

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Ginger produces clusters of white and pink flower buds that bloom into yellow flowers.

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Ginger produced in India is most often farmed through homestead farming.

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Ginger is sent through various stages to be transported to its final destination either domestically or internationally, and the journey begins when farmers sell a portion of their produce to village traders who collect produce right at the farm gate.

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Ginger is a common spice used worldwide, whether for meals or as a folk medicine.

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Ginger can be used for a variety of food items such as vegetables, candy, soda, pickles, and alcoholic beverages.

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Ginger powder is used in food preparations intended primarily for pregnant or nursing women, the most popular one being katlu, which is a mixture of gum resin, ghee, nuts, and sugar.

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Ginger wine is a ginger-flavoured wine produced in the United Kingdom, traditionally sold in a green glass bottle.

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Ginger bread is a kind of cookie traditionally prepared in the city of Gorgan on the holiday of Nowruz .

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