Ginger is pretty delicious. In meals and in drinks, it adds a spicy yet sweet flavour we simply love!
Why should you eat ginger and how should you use it?
Let’s take a look:
- For some, it helps to reduce the symptoms of motion sickness
- It can help to relieve nausea
- It may improve digestion and stimulate appetite
- It has been reported to have inti-inflammatory properties
- It is showing promise as a means to improve circulation
- It won’t prevent a cold, but it does help to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu
- Add freshly grated ginger to vegetable stir-fries
- Add fresh ginger to smoothies for a revitalising, refreshing taste
- Add fresh, sliced ginger to curries
- Use ginger powder in tagines
- Sprinkle ginger powder over red meat before cooking to add a unique, fresh flavour
- Steep ginger in hot water for a great drink, or add it to Rooibos tea, or hot water and lemon juice or a mixture of hot water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and honey to relieve a sore throat
- Add chopped ginger, garlic and spring onion to rice, couscous, quinoa or bulgar wheat
- Easily add ginger to your juice by placing peeled ginger root in your juicer. It goes really nicely with carrots
Tip: You’ll get a different flavour and intensity depending on the form of ginger you choose to use, so when a recipe calls for a certain type, try to get your hands on that. KAUAI has and is continuing to launch their fresh, new, healthy menu. Keep an eye on www.kauai.co.za and the menu at your nearest KAUAI to see how ginger comes into its own.