Ginger

Ginger is a spice used for strong, aromatic, spicy and slightly sweet flavor and health benefits.

Ginger is a root that looks similar to a tree brand with all it’s “nooks and crannies”, it has a light yellow/golden peel with a yellow/white flesh inside. Ginger also may be seen in red/brown skinned roots. Ginger has been used for centuries for its digestive relief especially with morning sickness in pregnant women. Fresh ginger root is great as part of the Stripped Green Smoothie or Stripped Green Juice for adding digestive benefits and for the “heat”.

How to Use:

Fresh ginger root is great used in teas, recipes, baked goods, desserts, smoothies, juices, Asian and Indian cuisines, and especially great to use when you have an upset stomach.

Health Benefits of Ginger:

Where to Purchase:

Health food stores, grocery stores, or farmers markets

Tips and Tricks:

Use a spoon to peel the ginger root without wasting the precious ginger flesh.

Bonus Recipe:

McKel’s Anti-inflammatory Tea: 1/2 inch fresh ginger root + 1 cup boiling water + 1 tablespoon honey + 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder + 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon + juice of 1 lemon. Allow steeping for at least 15 minutes.