Frontier Natural Products, Organic Cut & Sifted Ginger Root, 16 oz (453 g)
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- Zingiber Officinale
- USDA Organic
- Certified Organic by QAI
Enjoyed in cuisines the world over for its warm, spicy-sweet aroma and flavor, ginger complements both sweet (think gingerbread) and savory (think stir fry) dishes. It's available in whole root, cut and sifted, powdered, and crystallized, so you can choose the perfect form for your perfect dish.
A perennial, tropical plant with aromatic, tuberous roots, ginger is one of over 50 species of the genus zingiber. While several of these species are cultivated for food use, the spice we know as ginger is Zingiber officinale. The rhizome, or root of the ginger plant, is the part we use as a spice. The candied rhizome of the ginger plant is sold as crystallized ginger, and dried ginger that has been ground is sold as ground ginger.
Originating in tropical Southeast Asia, ginger has been cultivated for more than 3,000 years. Ancient medical records indicate that it was used in teas, baths, and chest compresses, and texts dating as far back as ancient China and India suggest ginger for healthy digestion. The Romans introduced ginger to Northern Europe, where it was used in cakes, biscuits and other sweet dishes. By the 14th century, it rivaled pepper in popularity, and when the plague hit, ginger, with its antiseptic properties and sulfur content, was considered by some a worthy antidote.
Ginger's warm, spicy-sweet flavor and pungent aroma are unmistakable. It's a universally popular flavoring that lends its name to three familiar foods--gingerbread, gingersnaps and ginger ale. It's also popular in stir-fries and sauces, and in spice blends like curry powder.
Used in a wide variety of sweet and spicy dishes, ginger blends well with many other spices. It's essential in Oriental cooking and especially prevalent in the cuisines of India, China, Thailand, Northern Africa, Japan and the Caribbean countries. Ginger wines are a popular wintertime beverage in England. In the U.S., ginger lends its hot, spicy flavor to condiments, relishes, pickles, beverages and all types of desserts.
To substitute ground ginger for fresh, use 1 /2 teaspoon ground for each tablespoon fresh called for in a recipe.
Ground ginger is an essential spice for gingerbread and is also good in biscuits, preserves, chutneys, marmalades and a variety of desserts. Try it in pickles and with pork, chicken and beef. Add it to pumpkin or apple pie, cookies, carrot and sweet potatoes dishes.
What You See is NOT What You Get
Posted by 4705185625108180024 on Sep 08, 2016
I was attracted by the photo and bought 2 bags. The actual product is a far cry from the big ginger chunks the photo seems to suggest. It is all fine pieces with lots of fiber mixed in, some as fine as dust. They must have used a really fine sieve to sift it if at all. And the ginger doesn't feel or smell very dry either. I was so very surprised and disappointed. A costly lesson for me. Can't recommend this product. You'd be much better off buying Starwest Botanicals, Ginger Root 1/4" C/S, Organic. You get what you are promised: 1/4” ginger root, dry and clean, no dust, and for 2/3 of the Frontier Co-op price. Frontier ought to be more honest on this one. Using misleading photo and incomplete information is not going to get you very far.
This product has good taste!
Posted by 4939442140758979278 on Jun 02, 2016
This ginger products tastes well! It is good for ginger tea or ginger soup.
Posted by 5726696131910846683 on Feb 18, 2016
This is great for making chai. The only drawback is that it's coming from China, so who knows how "organic" it really is (given the lack of agricultural regulation in that country). That hasn't stopped me from buying it, though, as every brand of cut and sifted ginger seems to be coming from China.
Posted by 5534303202323310979 on Nov 09, 2015
Very gingery , only need a little goes a long way. You c an even put in grinder and get a nice powder to add to your cooking or cups of tea,Good Customer Service iHerb, Thanks!