Who first used ginger?
Ginger has been used as both a spice and a medicine in India and China since ancient times.
It was known of and used by the Greeks and Romans and could be found throughout Europe as far back as the 10th Century.
The spice comes from the plant's 'rhizome' which is an underground stem.
The Latin name zingiber is derived from the Sanskrit word shringavera, which means "shaped like a deer's antlers".
This describes the knobby shape of the root.
What are those tiny fibers in my preserves?
Ginger root, which is actually a tuber, has visible fibers after it is chopped.
We peel and process the whole tuber, resulting in lots of chewy, delicious chunks of ginger and fibrous root tissue in the preserves.
Not only are the chunks and fibers perfectly safe to eat, they indicate we use real ginger root, not powdered ginger,
ginger flavoring or ground ginger spice. Our preserves are the real thing.
Is Ginger harmful?
Allergies to ginger are very unusual. If you have never eaten ginger, start with small servings.
Ginger's Medicinal uses
Ginger is recognized as a remedy for appetite loss, indigestion and motion sickness. Ginger root has a proven ability to
combat all forms of nausea and vomiting, and is often taken as a tea by pregnant women suffering from morning sickness.
For many people, ginger is one of the absolute best therapies for nausea of any kind, and can even work on motion sickness as well.