This Asian perennial is one of the world’s most popular spices. The fresh root is used in Asian and Indian cuisines and also lends a pungent, spicy note to herbal teas. Because ginger root contains volatile oils with warming properties, it is sometimes used to make salves and ointments. Dried ginger is also very aromatic and sharp on the tongue, as well versatile. The chopped root is added to teas, soups and other foods, while the powdered root is a common baking spice.
Ginger root has been used throughout Asia, South Africa and the Caribbean Islands for nearly 5,000 years.
The dried, chopped root lends a warm, pungent flavor to soups, stews and tea blends. The dried root is also used to produce liquid extracts and tinctures.
1oz dried Ginger root pieces