Ginger: Zingiber officinale

THE PLANT

Ginger is part of the most diverse groups of land plants. It's root, also known as rhizome, is most commonly used as a spice in many parts of the world. The ginger root is also among the most delicious spices, that is guaranteed to add some zing to anything you use it in! 

 

Fun Fact: Ginger, turmeric and cardamom are from the same family, known as, Zingiberaceae

Not only is it one of the tastiest spice, it also provides countless health benefits that has made it a necessity in traditional medicine. 

BENEFITS OF GINGER

Ginger is packed with the most important nutrients that have lasting benefits for the brain and body. 

Check out the top 5 benefits of ginger here.

A substance known as gingerol makes up the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in ginger, making this powerful spice an amazing supplement to boost immunity. It has also shown to prevent various types of nausea, including morning sickness, sea sickness and chemo-therapy related nausea. 

Also, remember that time you had a killer workout keeping you sore for days to come? Ginger is your answer! It reduces muscle soreness, especially post exercise. 

Osteoarthritis is a common problem that can also be reduced by incorporating ginger into your diet, at least once a day. 

A recent, small scale, study (1) has shown to reduce heart disease risk as well as lowering blood sugars. Also helps keep cholesterol levels in check, especially for those with LDL lipoproteins (the cholesterol you want to stay away from!) which is a huge contributor to heart disease. 

Last, but definitely not the least important; it supports brain function and protects against Alzheimer's disease and age related cognitive decline. 

CURIOUS ABOUT HOW IT'S MADE?

Our Ginger is grown in the highlands of Tanzania, East Africa and at an organic permaculture farm that is Rainforest Alliance Certified in Tanzania, East Africa. Once the roots are harvested, they are cleaned with purified water. We purify our water through a reverse osmosis (RO) process that removes all contaminants and flushes all unwanted molecules away. Once the ginger is cleaned. We ensure the ginger is processed at ultra-low temperatures within 18 hours of harvest ensuring optimal nutrient retention. As the drying process completes, these leaves are taken to grind down to a floury consistency to make Dhow's Ginger Powder! 

And that's it, our process is that simple! We add no fillers, additives, bulking agents or any sorts of nasties in our products, just pure goodness! 

Ginger cookies by Plant Based Folk. 

 

Dhow's organic ground Ginger Powder is super easy to use. You can incorporate it in any recipe or home remedy! From drinks & dishes, to capsules & personal care! 

Shop Dhow Ginger Powder now! 100% pure, organic and vegan!

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