Ginger - Another Royal - quite possibly the QUEEN of vegetables! Ginger is also renowned for its medicinal properties. It is a staple along with garlic in our household and used in many of our Asian and Indian inspired meals. We also use fresh Ginger in our juices, soups, tea and lemon, ginger and honey teas when the cold season or when nausea hits.
- Ginger is a good source of Iron, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Folate, B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin) and is a good source of Dietary Fibre.
- Best Stored: In Fridge
- Can be eaten raw or cooked.
- Iron is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods. It is an essential component of hemoglobin, a protein that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Iron is necessary for growth, development, normal cellular functioning, and synthesis of some hormones and connective tissue
- Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of the tissues in all parts of your body.
- Potassium is a mineral that your body needs to work properly. It helps to regulate your heartbeat and ensures your nerves function properly. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells.
- Vitamin B6 is found naturally in many foods. Your body needs vitamin B6 to help support more than 100 enzyme reactions involved in metabolism. It is also essential in brain development during pregnancy and infancy as well as immune function.
- Magnesium can help regulate muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure. It is also essential for making protein, bone, and DNA
- Phosphorus is needed for the formation of bones and teeth. It plays an important role in how the body uses carbohydrates and fats. It is also needed for the body to make protein for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues.
- Zinc is a nutrient found throughout your body, helps your immune system and metabolism function. Zinc is also important to wound healing and your sense of taste and smell.
- Folate is a B vitamin (These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat). Folate helps your body make new cells and regenerate. It is essential for everyone but very important for pregnant women.
- B2 (Riboflavin) your body needs it to help break down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It also helps your body use oxygen.
- B3 (Niacin) is a B vitamin that's made and used by your body to turn food into energy. It helps to keep your nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy.
- Dietary Fibre, is important for a healthy bowel.