Ginger (ground) 1.2 oz
When you open a bottle of our freshly ground ginger its spicy perfume tickles your nose followed by the light fragrance of lemon mingling with a soft earthiness. On your tongue this spice is sassy, fiery and just slightly sweet with a complex peppery heat that lingers, not letting you forget the encounter. Ginger lends a savory flavor to Asian stir-fries, rice dishes, and vegetable stews. It is also prized for the delightful flavor it lends to baked goods, candies, cooked and fresh fruit, as well as teas, beer, mulled wine, and soft drinks.
The history of ginger goes back over 5000 years when the Indians and ancient Chinese considered it to be an aphrodisiac and tonic for many ailments. It was used extensively by the Romans who traded for it with the Arabs and used it both as a medicine and food ingredient. When European expansion dominated the spice trade in the 16th century, traders transported ginger plants to their colonies in Africa and the Caribbean. It is also said that Queen Elizabeth I of England invented the gingerbread man where it became a popular Christmas treat forever more. Treat yourself to some fresh ginger today!