Superfoods - Ginger

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Ginger is a perennial plant that is grown in warm and humid areas. Its use in cooking and medicine is related to the consumption of the root. China or India have used it for thousands of years as the basis of their medicine. It was Marco Polo, on his trip to the East, who recovered it and now it is taken around the world in many ways. The multiple properties of ginger cover a wide range of conditions, which can be greatly improved if we include it in the diet. It has high doses of vitamin C, minerals such as phosphorus, zinc, manganese or cobalt and of course fiber, as a good rhizome. Tips: - Ginger infusion - Multiple uses of ginger - Ginger sauce

What I have in my hands is ginger, a root very very similar to turmeric

but if you cut it into pieces you realize that it is different because turmeric has a more orange color and ginger is also very similar to turmeric

Deeply aromatic with a hint of lemon it's yellow in color it's root grows in warm and humid zones, it was the Romans who popularized its use and after the fall of the It disappeared from the map Marco Polo in his trip to Asia recovered it and spread it all over the world

It is very popular in the Indian and Chinese medicine but the main producer country is Jamaica, it is precisely in the Caribbean where we find it in its wild state, this root is with which we We are more familiar with it and we find it in supermarkets in fresh fruit stores, although it is also commercialized dried we can find ginger root powder for seasoning we can find it in supermarkets

We can also find it in infusions already prepared and a third form is in capsules because it is used in medicine

Ginger essential oil is also widely used for massage but always mixed with a carrier oil

For its strong aroma let's learn a little more about this wonderful root Did you know that Avicenna recognized physician Persian physician of the classical Islamic culture recommended it as a highly beneficial aphrodisiac in the treatment of weakness

Sexual Did you know that there is a species in the eastern United States known as wild ginger

It is not related to true ginger but has similar aromatic properties and it is easy to confuse it without However, it should not be used as a substitute because it contains an acid that can be carcinogenic

Did you know that the Emperor Xenon is one of the main characters of Chinese mythology? He was one of the first to transmit the practice of agriculture and the use of thousands of plants for health benefits

Among them spreading the benefits of ginger

It has high doses of vitamin C contains minerals such as phosphorus and zinc

Manganese or cobalt is rich in fiber and flavonoids, stimulates the process of digestion is good for the intestinal flora, improves the circulatory apparatus fights the symptoms of flu and colds, is a good anti-inflammatory and analgesic

Currently there are many brands that already have infusions made from ginger

Ginger with lemon ginger mixed with orange with cinnamon, a lot of combinations

But the best is to make it yourself at home with fresh ginger

Here we have the ginger rhizome in case you don't know it, which I'm sure you do

Super aromatic it smells like a citrus fruit similar to lemon, peel it and get it

About a sprig about this size And you cut it into slices while the water is heating up

And you put in the ginger Letting the water come to the boil without burning myself Temperature rises And you wait plus or minus 3 or 4 minutes Just when it's already bubbly We remove it You can hear the noise, it's already boiling, it's already smoking

Remove it because what we don't want to do is to stew the ginger

and pour it in Into a cup Up to about halfway Add Ginger do not leave it In the case so we intensify the flavor That it will never be too strong don't be afraid Then You squeeze the juice of one or two lemons As you like it and add it Finally 2 or 3 teaspoons of honey depending on your sweet tooth

And you will have an infusion Super medicinal I give you an extra If you have the flu Or you have a cold and your throat is bothering you a lot, dare to put on A little bit of cayenne But just a little bit of cayenne pepper

You'll see what it is Infallible an atomic bomb You stir well This is a super rich infusion But also You're going to have all the properties of the ginger It helps you to expectorate, it is calming

and it is delicious, cheers There are many ways to take ginger As a condiment You can easily find it in the market in powder form that you can add in different dishes in other way

Is to take it in the asian recipe you will have seen it also a lot of times in a japanese restaurant they put it on the side, they say to take it between fish and fish, between sushi and sushi

To differentiate the taste of the taste, I have taken the taste of each one because there is a little bit sweeter and there is too Hyper spicy Try it and see how you like the one that is more sweet and sour you could, like this one which is more rosarito You can add it to salads and it is very good Another way to take ginger that is super interesting and maybe you don't know about it It's caramelized ginger It's super natural you'll find it in herbalists also in pharmacies and what it's for Not only as a candy because it is For motion sickness You could take it for example on long car trips or if you travel by boat and you get seasick you take it like About 2 hours before or if you're already at the peak of motion sickness ginger candy

Infallible also for pregnancy What you have is nauseous and a little silly You have to add this in your diet and you will like it too

And finally natural ginger condiment Super easy Short A sprig of ginger and grate it You will see that it is a root that has a lot of juice

It smells a lot and what are you going to do with this ginger zest? Well, it's very simple Juice it up you see that She is super hydrated You pick up All the shredding And if you squeeze in a little glass You'll see the amount of juice that comes out What do you do with this Well, you can add it for example to a dressing

Or even dressing directly Vegetables with the If you like ginger very much For example Some salad You can also use grated ginger zest Add it to soups Miso soups All kinds of spoon stews to which you want to give an exotic and spicy touch

As simple as grating And squeeze You can also use the ginger In sauces Let's make one Very tasty and you will also be able to Keep in the fridge for at least one or even two weeks

Which takes Ginger squeezed as we have done before Juice of one lemon, Dijon mustard it usually has seeds it is already ground but it is exactly the same, just as good Soy sauce Virgin olive oil, honey and a garlic clove Touch of salt All that we're going to take it to the blender we put it in first the lemon juice the ginger juice Mustard One tablespoon Small Olive oil drizzle Which would be more or less equivalent to one tablespoonful Great or even a little bit more if you like intense flavor Honey Why not Yummy 2 spoonfuls of honey we let it fall well Honey around here The garlic clove we cut it in half or in small pieces So that it is well ground we open Tamari soy sauce We pour a little bit more, a little bit more All this We beat it it's going to be very fast Important: we are not trying to make a mayonnaise, we are just trying to get a little bit of texture because otherwise we would have to put a liter of mayonnaise in it

Olive oil And this sauce You pour it into the container It already has a different texture, oops, we missed a little piece of garlic try it Meats Fish Salads All-terrain sauce For whatever you want and we went through all the ways we have to take ginger we've made an amazing one Infusion good for colds In general all the respiratory tract stimulant for the circulatory system we can take it like condiment next to the food it differentiates the flavor also it gives a good spicy touch we can take it as a to take in candy for the nauseas for the dizziness in car we have made juice that it We can apply to many little things and this sauce For all dishes is a multipurpose sauce that also has a delicious Asian touch

Remember that ginger is A real medicine a gourmet medicine In the United States and in Europe it is also used in confectionery, you will even see it in cookies that bite

A little bit but above all ginger is a great ally for health

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