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How to use fresh ginger?

 ginger root

Fresh ginger is a great way to spice up your stir-fries or give your breakfast a fiery taste.  Ginger does not only add an incredible taste to your meals but it also contains various health benefits. Ginger has been used for decades in ayurvedic medicine to strengthen the immune system, reduce motion sickness and improve blood flow. 


Having ginger in your cupboard is a must for your wellness routine. Keep reading this article to find out the best way to add ginger to your recipes! 



How to pick the best ginger root?


Look for ginger with shiny, firm skin. The ginger skin must be thin, it should be easy to scrape the skin with your nails. Don't pick a ginger that has any soft spots! This means that the roots have been on the store shelf for too long. 



How to prepare ginger for cooking?


You don't necessarily need to peel off the ginger's skin, the ginger outer skin is so thin that once it's cooked you won't even realize it was left on. You could also remove the skin as it saves you precious cooking time. Scrape the edge of a spoon against your ginger root to peel off the skin. Only remove the skin from part of the ginger you need for your recipe. Ginger stays fresh for longer with the skin on. However, if you decide to conserve your ginger in the freezer you can remove the skin, this will not affect it.


There are different ways to cut your ginger. Personally, if I use ginger in a stir-fry, I grate it with a grater. However, if I'm adding ginger to my tea or smoothie, I will cut it in round thin slices. 

ginger

 

Where to buy fresh ginger?

Over the past few years people have been more and more interested in healthy foods. Ginger being one of the most beneficial roots for your health, is now a day almost present in every supermarket and health store and in general you can find ginger in the vegetable area. 

Best ginger recipes:

Smoothies

ginger juice

 

Smoothies are a great way to get your 5-a day vegetable/fruit intake. They are convenient, tasty and can be prepared in less than five minutes. Drinking smoothies can help you to get more vitamins and minerals from your diet. Adding just as little as a thumb-sized portion of ginger could not only give you an energy boost, but also protect you from infections, inflammation, and pain!

Ginger has a strong taste, so be mindful of the quantity you add in order to preserve the flavour of the other ingredients present in your drink. You can also add one Fighter Shots Ginger for a potent dose of 27gr of organic, cold-pressed ginger.

Ginger goes well with almost any type of fruit. However, below is a list of the best ingredients to pair ginger with.

 

  • Apples

  • Bananas

  • Pineapples

  • Blueberries

  • Oranges

  • Figs

  • Apricot 

  • Peaches

  • Carrots


You can also found some smoothies inspiration by reading our previous article “4 Ginger Smoothies Recipes”

Tea

ginger tea

To smooth your sore throat or just to enjoy the ginger health benefits, drinking ginger tea with some lemon and honey is perfect to warm you up. The cold weather is coming, which means it’s time to prepare your immune system with superfoods such as ginger or turmeric. 


To make ginger tea you only need to boil some water, add around 8 grams of ginger, 1 tsp of honey and a slice of lemon.You can also add a bit of cinnamon if you desire. Alternatively, you can one of our ginger shots to 250ml of hot water. 


Stir-fry





One of my favourite ways to enjoy fresh ginger is in stir-fries.I’m a massive fan of noodles and ginger goes so well with it. I use around 2 tsp of grated fresh ginger, for a 2 person stir-fry. You should incorporate ginger in your recipe in the same time you add the veggies and garlic to your pan. 


Soup


ginger soup

 

It’s finally fall; this means that the pumpkin season it's officially here. Ginger and pumpkin are a wonderful  pairing. Next time, when you make a pumpkin soup, why not add some ginger? This will add some flavor to your dish and increase the soup's health benefits.


Jamie Oliver, will confirm it. His pumpkin soup recipe contains 75gr of fresh ginger for a maximized taste.


You can also try the immune boosting chicken soup from nutritionist Britta Hochkeppel. We published the recipe last year on our blog. This soup contains fresh ginger and turmeric to boost your immune system during the winter season. 

If you are looking for another way to add ginger to your diet, give a go to our ginger shots. They are organic, and cold-pressed to extract the highest volume of nutrients and minerals. Drinking our shots daily will help you enjoy the benefits of ginger without worrying about preparing anything. 


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