How to Eat Ginger Root will give you a lot of ideas on bringing more fresh ginger root into your life for all the potential health benefits and spicy flavor.
Health Benefits of Ginger
Fresh ginger root has so many different health benefits; finding ways to get more of it in your meals is a smart way to step up your nutrition goals.
Ginger helps with blood sugar levels, free radicals, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, morning sickness, motion sickness, heart disease, upset stomach, oxidative stress, cholesterol levels, and symptoms of nausea. It may also help with weight loss.
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Here are Some Ideas on How to Eat Ginger Root
Beverages – Best Way to Eat Ginger Root
Lemon Ginger Tea
Lemon ginger tea is made with three simple ingredients: a little lemon juice, ginger, and honey. Add hot water and you have a morning tea that will help keep you healthy and moving.
Cold Remedy Tea
If you’re looking for a natural remedy to help with colds, flu, and sore throat, adding ginger root to this Citrus Cold Remedy Tea is the perfect answer. It’s loaded with vitamin C.
Ginger beer is a fermented beverage with a strong ginger flavor and spicy finish. When I lived in Seattle, ginger beer was all the rage in the downtown restaurants. Try this recipe to make ginger beer at home.
Homemade ginger ale is a fun way to use fresh ginger. You can find my recipe for ginger ale using fresh ginger here.
Ginger shots have become a popular recipe on Tiktok because of all the health benefits. This herbal remedy consists of ginger juice, lemon juice, coconut water, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. It’s one of the most healthy ginger recipes you can make.
Drinking ginger water is a refreshing twist from drinking plain water. It’s rich in the mineral potassium and is full of antioxidants.
I love adding grated ginger to my smoothies. Fresh ginger goes exceptionally well with melon-based smoothies.
My favorite juice combination is carrot, sweet potato, beet, and fresh ginger.
The Food Network has a recipe for a Hot Ginger Toddy with whiskey, honey, ginger syrup, and lemon juice. It’s the perfect recipe for a cozy evening at home.
There’s no need to buy ginger syrup when making your own is so easy. Simple syrup starts with an equal ratio of water and sugar. You boil those two ingredients together, along with whatever flavor you want to add.
For a delicious way to add flavor to your salad, ginger salad dressing has a kick that will liven up any salad.
Making your own ginger extract at home is easy. This recipe can be used as a health supplement for anti-inflammatory needs and to help stimulate digestion.
Ginger ice cream is an incredibly unique flavor that perfectly combines sweet and spicy. This delicious twist on an old classic will make your taste buds happy.
Asian Dishes like ginger stir fry is a simple and tasty meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. The ginger adds delicious flavor to any vegetable or meat combination you love.
If you’re looking for a comfort meal for a cozy night at home, ginger chicken is the perfect recipe. It’s made with chopped chicken, garlic, fresh ginger, green onions, shallots, and soy sauce. Serve ginger chicken over hot rice, quinoa, or noodles.
Homemade ginger sauce for meat and vegetables is an easy way to add fresh ginger to your meals.
Best Way to Consume Ginger with Soups
Chilled soups are a perfect way to add more ginger to your life in a delicious way. This Spicy Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Ginger is the ideal soup to try.
Best Way to Eat Ginger Root with Condiments
Making your own ginger oil is an easy way to infuse your meals with flavor. Flavored oil is a great way to reduce your sodium intake.
Pickled ginger is a popular condiment for sushi. It also adds unique flavor to sandwiches, salads, wraps, rice bowls, and burritos.
Making candied ginger is a fun activity and you can use it for many different things. I love to give it as a gift in beautiful glass jars. You can find my recipe for crystalized ginger here.
Instead of buying ground ginger in the grocery store, why not make your own?
Making your own condiments will become addicting once you realize how many less trips you need to go to the grocery stores. Your grocery bills will also be lighter too! You can make raw ginger paste at home with your leftover ginger.
Homemade Cough Syrup
Did you know you can make a homemade cough syrup with just ingredients, honey and ginger? You can find a recipe for it here on Small Footprint Family.
If you haven’t heard of fire cider, it’s also all the rage on TikTok. It’s a tradition folk remedy for cold and flu season that can help build your immune system. Everyone makes it a little bit different, but my friend Danielle from The Rustic Elk makes hers with horseradish root, ginger root, lemon, onion, garlic, turmeric, cayenne pepper, hot peppers, apple cider vinegar, and honey.
How to Eat Fresh Ginger – Growing Tips
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