How Many Ginger Uses Are You Aware Of?

Ginger usesThere is no doubt that ginger is one of the most exotic plants to choose from and it has popularity all over the world. The most common use of ginger is probably as a spice in culinary dishes and this is its main use in Asia. However, there are many more ginger uses than merely being a spicy element of a dish and some of them may surprise you.

In Western culture, ginger is commonly used to sweeten meals up, which stands in contrast to some cultures around the world. Gingerbread, ginger cake and ginger wine are all naturally sweet products. However, in some parts of the world, ginger uses focus on the more savoury element with China being noted for its use of ginger with fish and meat.

It says a lot about the versatility of ginger that it can be used in so many different ways around the world. It is also commonly added to many teas and coffee to provide a different kick to the taste. There is no doubt that ginger is very much a matter of personal taste but most people will be able to find a reason to add it to their meal times.

Did you know that there are many medicinal ginger uses? In the Caribbean and West of Africa, ginger is commonly used to treat ailments and this has seen it rise in popularity in other cultures. There are many health benefits associated with ginger and you may find that ginger tea is ideal for many of your ailments or complaints.

The benefits of ginger tea include relieving stress, being used to decrease swelling or inflammation of the joints, calming your stomach, removing feelings of nausea and even reducing headaches. All of these ginger uses should see the plant recognised as one of the most important plants you will come across.

No matter where you are in the world, you will find ginger being used in homes and restaurants. However, the way it is being used in that particular place may be a little bit different from the way you would commonly expect ginger to be used.

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  1. Darci,You might like this idea (that is if you haven’t thought of it aadrley!). When I taught second grade we put soil in clear, plastic cups and grew the wheat grass seeds (purchased at Whole Foods in the clear dispensers) in the cups. All of the cups went on the windowsill except for one which we kept in the closet. So, the variable on that plant was light. Then, one plant did not get water either. Each day the kids journaled 1 or 2 senteces about what they observed and drew a picture of the roots and things as best as they could. We even had them try and measure the roots and/or plant growth in cm using a ruler. After about 2 weeks we took the plant out of the closet (the kids did not get to see it for two weeks and we only took it out after school to water make sure to keep all the cups watered ever few days). You should have seen their eyes! The spikey grass, if kept in the closet, is stark white. It’s a great conversation starter. Don’t tell them why it is white have them guess. Some of the kids catch on that there is no light but don’t quite understand the chlorophyll/plants get food from the sun connection. It’s a really fun sciene project to do with kids.

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