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Ginger

Ginger

General Description: Ginger is the root of the plant Zingiber officinal. It is usually used in a dried and ground, or crystalized form and found in cuisines throughout the world.

Uses: Ginger is often used in Asian dishes, curry, gingerbread, and ginger ale.

History: Ginger was first cultivated by the Chinese and Indians. English pubs in the 19th century would keep shakers of Ginger on the counter for patrons to shake into their drinks. This practice was the origin of Ginger ale.

Origin: Most of today’s Ginger is produced in China, India, and Jamaica.

Shelf Life: 2-3 Years