Sweet Peas Urban Garden LIVING Ginger Root (.25 oz.) - arrives with the greens still attached to the living ginger root that can be used the same way you use scallions. This turmeric is juicy is is so alive!
Slice them both thinly to add to broths, soups and stews or to saute with onions into ANY DISH. Grill meats or fish and sprinkle the ginger scallions over the top! Both of the roots can be blended, minced, diced, julienned or sliced for multiple uses! You can make tea with these roots when sliced, blend into your bulletproof coffee, mince, dice or chop and use in literally everything you eat, including desserts to add a warm spicy zing while ensuring better digestion from the ginger and loads of anti inflammatory medicine from the living turmeric!
Ginger is a member of a plant family that includes cardamom and turmeric. Its spicy aroma is mainly due to presence of ketones, especially the gingerols, which appear to be the primary component of ginger studied in much of the health-related scientific research. The rhizome, which is the horizontal stem from which the roots grow, is the main portion of ginger that is consumed. Ginger’s current name comes from the Middle English gingivere, but this spice dates back over 3000 years to the Sanskrit word srngaveram, meaning “horn root,” based on its appearance. In Greek, it was called ziggiberis, and in Latin, zinziberi. Interestingly, ginger does not grow in the wild and its actual origins are uncertain.
Indians and Chinese are believed to have produced ginger as a tonic root for over 5000 years to treat many ailments, and this plant is now cultivated throughout the humid tropics, with India being the largest producer. Ginger was used as a flavoring agent long before history was formally recorded. It was an exceedingly important article of trade and was exported from India to the Roman Empire over 2000 years ago, where it was especially valued for its medicinal properties. Ginger continued to be a highly sought after commodity in Europe even after the fall of the Roman Empire, with Arab merchants controlling the trade in ginger and other spices for centuries. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the value of a pound of ginger was equivalent to the cost of a sheep. By medieval times, it was being imported in preserved form to be used in sweets. Queen Elizabeth I of England is credited with the invention of the gingerbread man, which became a popular Christmas treat.