Overview of Ground Ginger
One of the more peppery tasting spices in our store, ground ginger is a root that works well in foods such as venison, pork, and veal. It’s savory in nature, so it also tastes great in various sauces.
Ginger is commonly believed to be an aphrodisiac. At the school of medicine in Salermo, Italy, doctors have claimed that everyone should eat ginger on a regular basis in order to give love like they were young.
With so many useful purposes, it’s clear that ground ginger is one spice purchase that everyone should make.
Cooking with Ground Ginger
- Ginger Herbal Jello – People of all ages love jello, but many avoid it in its standard form because of a lack of health benefits. Thankfully, jello can be made as an herbal treat using a slight infusion of ginger. Simply add cold herbal tea or water to Jello powder, throw in a tad bit of ginger, and voila! You’ll get a snack that tastes delicious and is good for you.
- Ginger Powder in Tea – One of the more traditional uses of ground ginger is that of dry ginger tea. To make it, simply add around a ¼ tablespoon of dry ginger powder to a bowl and add boiling water to it. In India, its common practice to use whole dry ginger and pounded coriander seeds to make the tea.
- Ginger Biscuits – Are you a fan of homemade biscuits? If so, you’re going to love them with a ginger infusion. These goodies can be made and ready to serve in as little as 30 minutes (including bake time). Add 2 tablespoons of ground ginger to your standard biscuits recipe and you’ll discover a mouthwatering instant treasure.
History of Ground Ginger
Ginger is one of the oldest and most commonly used spices in the world. Back more than 5,000 years ago, it was considered a luxury good. Used by ancient Chinese and Indians, ginger root powder was a key ingredient in treating common ailments such as stomach pain and nausea.
By the 1st century c.e., it was introduced to the Mediterranean region and used in the thriving Roman Empire. Unfortunately when the empire fell, so did ginger. It’s value skyrocketed over the years and it would become a delicacy yet again.
In relative terms, ginger was much more expensive hundreds of years ago than it is today. Only elite classes could afford it for their kitchens. Thankfully times are different, and ginger can finally be enjoyed by all.
Where Does Our Ground Ginger Come From?
Burma Spice sources the majority of their ground ginger from Chennai, India. This coastal town sits on the expansive Bay of Bengal and was formerly a trading outpost for the Dutch East India Trading Company.
Chennai’s tropical wet and year-round warm climate provide ideal conditions for ginger cultivation. Combine that with the fact that some of the most talented growers on earth reside there, and you have a recipe for perfection.
Order your fresh ground ginger today!