Organic Peruvian Ginger 150g
Highlights: Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 生姜 Shēng jiāng was brought from China to Peru in the late 18th century. It is mainly grown in the Junin region in the central jungle surrounding the Andean foothills.
The ecological conditions are perfect with soils rich in organic matter and an equable climate contributing to the unique, intense flavour.
Ginger is a member of the Zingiberaceae family and a flowering plant having attractive red flowers, while the root or rhizome is commonly used in traditional medicine and Asian cuisine. It is used to infuse food with a certain spiciness as well as being pickled, candied and made into syrup or ginger beer.
From a health perspective, organic ginger is beneficial for digestion, relieving indigestion, morning sickness, motion sickness and nausea caused by cancer treatment. It may be considered a superfood due to its properties and nutritional benefits. It has a high vitamin C content, which allows healthy development of tissues in the body, strengthening the immune system and preventing the formation of free radicals. It is also rich in vitamin B9 or folic acid, and minerals such as magnesium and potassium. The minerals contribute to the proper functioning of the digestive system and support the normal muscle contraction known as peristalsis. It is ideal to add on a regular basis to the diet, having a therapeutic effect on a large number of pathologies including coronary heart disease.