Ginger

"Aspirin" for colds and a typical spice used in cuisine of the Far East.

In Asian countries ginger is the most important spice after salt.

- Usage -

It goes well in sweet - fruit salads, particularly with apples and bananas, mixed compotes, apple sauce, cakes, baked apples with honey and walnut stuffing, gingerbread cookies ... as well as spicy dishes. It is one of ingredients of the curry spice mix. Moreover, it is suitable for spicing up different sauces, soups and vegetables. It complements all exotic spices - cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, cloves and vanilla. It has a strong flavour therefore you should take care when adding it.

- Related spices -
  • Oriental chicken spice mix
- Did you know? -

Even Confucius, the famous Chinese philosopher, cherished it and wanted every dish prepared with ginger. In the 14th century ginger was the second most used spice after pepper. In Ancient Rome they also used it in beauty parlours, in Europe during the Middle Ages it was so popular that doctors and moralists claimed that: "The wine, pepper, cinnamon and ginger spoil the blood of young girls". Regardless of these warnings it became popular with the English and Scandinavian people. However, it was never used to a large extent in our region.
Ingested at the right time repels sea sickness, helps digestion and works as an antiseptic. Furthermore, in the Kama Sutra ginger is mentioned as well-known aphrodisiac. It also works as an antioxidant and has the ability to raise body temperature and blood pressure.