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Ginger are aromatic herb with an underground rhizome and an erect stem, up to 75 cm. in height, leaves of ginger are simple, alternate, linear-lanceolate, sheathing at the base, sessile, acuminate at apex, glabrosus, up to 15 cm.long. 



Ginger provides a variety of vitamins and minerals. In 100 grams of fresh ginger root, there are: 

79 calories 17.86 g of carbohydrate 

3.6 g of dietary fiber 

0 g of sugar 

3.57 g of protein 

33 mg of potassium 

1.15 g of iron 

14 mg of sodium 

7.7 mg of vitamin C 

Ginger also contains other nutrients like: 

– vitamin B6 

– magnesium 

– zinc 

– phosphorus 

– riboflavin 

– niacin



Passed down through the generations, one of the most commonly known benefits of ginger is that it helps relieve gastrointestinal irritation, stimulates saliva and bile production. This is pure gold for pregnant women. Chewing raw ginger or drinking ginger lemon tea is a proven home remedy for nausea. 



With its thin, bark-like outer skin, ginger can withstand room-temperature storage far longer than many other fresh fruit or vegetable products. Room temperature storage is a good method if you plan to use it right away, or within a week. 

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