You’ve probably heard that when you’re trying to cut down on salt and fat, spices are one of the best ways to flavor your food. And it’s true! But there’s one spice that stands proudly apart from the rest, both for its versatility and its health benefits. Ginger is a superfood — or, should we say, superspice — worth working into your food and drinks.
The goodness of ginger.
Why? Let’s take a quick tour of its benefits:
How to use it.
When we talk about ginger, we actually mean ginger root. You can find it fresh in your grocery store’s produce section. Fresh ginger has higher levels of gingerol than powdered ginger and, let’s be honest, tastes way better in recipes. When you’re picking a piece of ginger, look for one that’s hard and has smooth, tight skin. Then, store it in your crisper drawer in your fridge until you’re ready to use it. And — bonus! — you can pretty much find ginger year-round.
That said, powdered ginger is still awesome for you. While the process of turning ginger to powder does reduce the levels of gingerol, it actually amplifies some of ginger’s other health properties. Don’t be afraid to use powdered ginger when you’re looking for a quick and easy way to capitalize on this superspice.
Okay, so beyond curry, how should you be using ginger? Here are a few things you can try:
Just like that, you can spice up any dish and boost your body. Thanks, ginger!
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