Dried Ginger is one of the most vital spices used by various cultures around the world. Dried ginger is derived from the rhizome and grows underground bearing both roots and shoots. It is available mainly as fresh and dried. Dried ginger has an aromatic and fresh aroma while comprising of a pungent and zingy flavor. Dried ginger is used as a key ingredient in the culinary world for the crafting and preparation of various dishes. It is used in both sweet and savory items such as curries, sauces, biscuits, bread and meat dishes. Interestingly ginger was added to bread dough by the ancient Greeks to treat digestive problems, therefore, sparking the origin of the gingerbread dish as we know it today. It is also mixed into beverages such as beer, ale, wine, and tea to add its unique flavor and making the most of its medicinal benefits. Buy dried ginger online from Thottam Farm Fresh today!
The plant from which dried ginger is harvested has the scientific classification “Zingiber officinale” and is native to Southeast Asia. Dried ginger is found to grow optimally in areas with warm and humid climates and irrigated conditions.
It is famously known as “Chukku” in Malayalam, “Adrak,” in Hindi, “Shunti” in Kannada and “Allamu,” in Telugu.
Dried ginger contains various nutrients which help in relieving common diseases. Ginger is diaphoretic, which means that it promotes sweating, working to warm the body from within and thereby relieving relief from a cold, flu and cough. Ginger also reduces symptoms of dysmenorrheal, the pain that women experience during menstruation. Ginger has also been used for centuries to treat digestion as it contains phenolic compounds which are known to help relieve gastrointestinal (GI) irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production, and suppress gastric contractions. Buy dried ginger from Thottam Farm Fresh to taste the difference!
Keep in a cool dry place, once opened, store in an airtight container for prolonged use. Dried Ginger lasts for a maximum of 4 years so use accordingly.
Scientific studies have identified several health benefits of Whole Dried Ginger, they include,
a) Improves digestion
b) Treating nausea
c) Pain relief
d) Reduces inflammation
e) Lowers blood sugar levels
Names in various languages:
Dried Ginger is known as Chukku in Malayalam, Sookhe Adarak in Hindi, Getrockneter Ingwer in German and Gingembre Séché in French.