A spicy flavour


Native to India, ginger is a spice with thin golden-beige skin. Its flesh is yellow and fibrous. Its flavour, which is spicy and slightly peppery, is reminiscent of lemon. When dried and powdered, it is even spicier. When grated and thinly sliced, it can be added to sauces in the last minutes of cooking. It also accompanies meats and vegetable stir-fries. It is delicious in cakes (gingerbread) and in hot and cold drinks (ginger ale, ginger beer).

Fresh ginger can provide up to 35 mg of vitamin C per 100 g, but vitamin C almost completely disappears from dried ginger. It is recommended for people on a salt-free diet, as its sodium content is very moderate and it adds a pleasant flavour to dishes. As a herbal tea, it aids digestion and calms nausea. It is also believed to have aphrodisiac virtues!