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Ginger

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Did You Know?
Ginger is a warming spice said to promote sweating and relieve colds. A teaspoon of Ginger in warm water is said to guard against travel sickness. Ginger is believed to be an aid to digestion and to help stimulate the circulation. Ginger was introduced to England before 1066 and was used mainly as a baking spice. Elizabeth I had a fancy for gingerbread which her cook made into the likeness of her courtiers, the prototype for our traditional gingerbread man.

Quality
Ground Ginger should have a strongly spicy flavour and pale cream colour. Gingerols are the principal flavour constituents.

Usage
Add to cakes, biscuits and sponge puddings to give a warm sweet flavour. For aromatic Oriental stir fries, mix with soy sauce and a little rice wine or sherry. Delicious with carrots, sweet potato and squash. Glaze grilled chicken with a little Ground Ginger, honey and oil.

Nutrition
Energy per 100g: 323 KCal
Protein per 100g: 9.1 g
Carbohydrates per 100g: 58 g
Fat per 100g: 6 g
Sugars per 100g: 3.4 g
Saturates per 100g: 1.9 g
Fibre per 100g: 13 g
Sodium per 100g: 0.03 g