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Fresh Ginger

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Ah, fresh ginger.  So good and good for you.  Fresh rhizome has been used for thousands of years for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

In the kitchen, ginger can be used fresh (finely minced), dried or powdered.  Used in many cuisines, it appears often in Asian recipes but can certainly be used to add zip to many dishes.  It’s also popular in drinks and baked goods; and it’s fresh fragrance makes it popular for use in soaps and cosmetics.

But that’s only part of the good news about ginger.  In addition to all that flavor and fragrance, ginger is really really good for you.  It’s been a part of Asian and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and it’s been the subject of many studies in the Western hemisphere for it’s possible benefit to:  colon inflammation, muscle pain resulting from exercise, nausea caused by chemotherapy, treatment of ovarian cancer, reducing asthma symptoms, healing liver damage caused by acetaminophen, high blood pressure, dysmenorrhea and migraines – wow!  that’s a lot.  It’s a really good natural anti-inflammatory and good for the digestive system.

So, buy ginger and discover a new way to eat it.  It’s delicious and good for you – a very good combination.

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