Do you like the sweet-spicy taste of ginger? It’s in a lot of Asian recipes and is actually related to the “superfood” turmeric.
Its main component, gingerol, gives it most of its nutritional power, which includes anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
Among ginger’s many benefits: it helps fight nausea and indigestion, soothes muscles and arthritis pain, is linked with lower blood sugar and cholesterol, eases menstrual cramps, and is good for your brain.
Plus, it can give your recipes a LOT of flavor for very little $$$.
You can store unpeeled ginger root in the refrigerator in a resealable plastic bag (tip: remove as much air as possible from the bag before sealing it!). After you cut the ginger, be sure to blot dry the cut end before you store it.
Try adding it to stir-fries, teas, salad dressings, and anything else that can benefit from ginger’s gentle heat.
This simple, sweet & spicy tea is perfect as a pep-up for dreary days … and it’s also great to help soothe your stomach. It’s delicious warm or cold!
You can customize this to suit your tastes by adding more ginger or cooking longer, to infuse more ginger taste. If you like it SPICY … add a dash of cayenne.
FRESH GINGER TEA (makes 2 servings)
2 tbsp fresh ginger root, peeled & cut into thin slices
4 cups water
1 tbsp honey
Juice of half a lemon or lime (your choice)
Place the ginger in the water in a medium saucepan and heat to boiling. Let simmer for 10-20 minutes (the longer it simmers, the stronger the taste).
Remove from the heat and strain to remove ginger. Add the honey and juice to taste. Enjoy!