GINGER: A PERFECT COMBINATION OF FLAVOUR AND NUTRIENTS
Ginger is a spice that comes from the rhizome of the ginger plant. Ginger has a long history of being used as a spice and in herbal medicine, especially in Asia and India. For generations, ginger has been used to prevent health problems. In addition, it has a warming effect and stimulates the blood circulation.
The most important building blocks of ginger are gingerol, shogaol, and zingiberene. These substances have an antioxidant effect. The main role of antioxidants is to protect the body cells from the so-called free radicals. These are aggressive substances that are released into the body upon oxidation. This occurs, for example, as energy is released from nutrients. Antioxidants ensure that free radicals are rendered harmless. Furthermore, ginger is packed with vitamins, minerals, trace elements and bioactive substances that boost your health.
Ginger is extremely versatile. It has a spicy, warm and peppery taste but it is fresh and sweet at the same time. We also use it in our FITSHE Vegan Protein Bar – Dark Chocolate & Indian Spices. Delicious!
Sources: Wikipedia, infonu.nl, Sonnevelt opleidingen