Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Anti-inflammatory
Diuretic
Helps increase menstrual flow
Increases stamina
May reduce risk of Alzheimer
May reduce risk of stroke
May reduce risk of urinary tract infections
Pain reliever
Prevents sinusitis
Provides energy
Reduces risk of colon cancer
Reduces risk of ovarian cancer
Relieves arthritis
Relieves indigestion

Nutrition:

Serving size: 5 1" slices; Calories: 9; Fat: .1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbs: 2g; Fiber: 0g; Sugars: .2g; Protein: .2g; Potassium: 1%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 1%DV; Calcium: 0%DV; Iron: 0%DV

Did You Know?

  • Eating fresh ginger can stimulate the appetite
  • Ginger is thought to help nausea
  • Consuming ginger can provide relief for those suffering from cramps.
  • Contains anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols

Ways to Eat:

  • In rice
  • In dessert
  • In tea
  • In soup
  • In stir-fry
  • Juiced
  • Sliced, minced, grated, and chopped.

Farming Trivia:

  • Ginger originated in southern China before it spread to other parts of Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. 
  • Ginger can be grown most anywhere in warm climates, but Jamaica produces the best quality ginger.
  • It takes about 9 months to produce a crop of ginger.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.