Ginger-rific flavors for fall - Families & Lifestyles

Ginger-rific flavors for fall

Keri White | Special to the Jewish News | Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:37 am

I’ve been playing around a lot with ginger these days. This spicy root gives an energetic kick to food and has many health-giving properties besides.

But first, some basic facts. Although it is normally referred to as a root, the portion of the plant that we eat is actually the stem or rhizome. Originally cultivated in Southern Asia, ginger is a key ingredient in Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Malaysian and other Asian cuisines. Over time, the plant spread west, moving into Africa and the Caribbean, where ginger remains a popular flavor in a variety of foods, as well as an herbal remedy for numerous ailments.

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