HOW TO CHOOSE
Choose ginger that’s firm to the touch, smooth, and relatively free of blemishes.
Ginger helps speed up the digestion process. Gingerol, the bioactive compound found in raw ginger, boosts immunity with its antimicrobial and antifungal properties . One of the most well-known health side effects of ginger is its ability to relieve nausea and is a natural pain reliever. This makes it an excellent substitute for over-the-counter pain medications. Ginger also improves the health of your skin with antioxidants, increased blood circulation, and antiseptic properties. Some studies have shown that consuming ginger helps aid in weight loss as Ginger controls insulin levels, boosts metabolism, and aids in workout recovery. In addition to its other properties, ginger also works as a blood thinner, which is beneficial in preventing cardiovascular issues. It also improves memory function by increasing the neurotransmitters in our brain responsible for memory, focus, and reaction time.
Refrigerate fresh, whole, unpeeled ginger in an airtight plastic bag in the crisper drawer. The airtight bag keeps out oxygen and moisture, two things that will cause ginger to mold.