It’s the plant you sometimes eat with Asian or Indian cuisine but never really think to add it to your cooking or juices. Since growing a ginger plant, my cooking, juices and teas have gone to whole another level. I sometimes think how can I spice up the flavours of my meal? How can I get that zing?
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, many antioxidants and been used for its medicinal properties for many years. It has been used to treat nausea and vomiting, osteoarthritis and help with your digestion.
The question is why haven’t I been eating this medicinal plant all my life? To be completely honest, I had no idea of what to do with it. Don’t fear have we got some tips for you!
Best ways to eat ginger:
- Tea- Perfect for the winter, cut up hunks of ginger and add it to a pot filled with boiling water. Add a little honey and lemon and there you have the perfect detox.
- Stir-fries- Ginger goes perfect in stir-fries, mince it, slice it or crush it!
- Juices- Green juices are almost everyone’s favourite. Try adding a small piece of ginger to your green juice; you’ll definitely get a kick there.
- Dressings-A staple plant used in Asian cuisines and salads such as salmon salad. Add minced ginger, soy sauce and lime together and serve as a dipping sauce with fresh rice paper rolls.