Ginger is in the same family as turmeric and cardamom and possesses a similar fragrant, earthy and spicy flavor. Ginger is incredibly versatile and is used in both sweet and savory preparations in cuisines all over the world. Dried ginger can be used in teas, soups and to marinate meat. It can easily overpower a dish and blends well with warming spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon.
Add 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger to 2 cups fruit in pie or a smoothie.
Ginger has been used as a remedy for thousands of year, it is said to aid in indigestion and blood circulation.