Organic Ground Ginger

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Description

Organic Ground Ginger is wonderfully rich with a great kick.

Organic Ground Ginger is rich and full of flavour.  It has a gentle warmth which adds that characteristic kick to baking and raw food recipes.

Ginger starts as a flowering plant and the thick fragrant root is harvested for a range of uses. Ginger has a long standing history of  use in ancient traditions and is in the same family as turmeric, galangal and cardamom.  Ginger was used in ancient times for food preservation.

Organic ginger powder has a longer shelf life than fresh ginger root and has more versatility in cooking. This light brown powder has a rich nutritional profile and contains gingerol, beta-carotene, capsaicin and curcumin which are all antioxidant compounds.

Origin: India

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Ginger.

Organic ginger is high in vitamin E, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium and manganese.  It is also a source of niacin, phosphorus and copper.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser. It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance. It is also needed for normal nervous system and muscle function.

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.

Vitamin E: This antioxidant contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Selenium: This is an important nutrient which is present in a lot of whole foods, particularly brazil nuts.  It contributes to normal thyroid function, immune system function, maintenance of normal nails and hair.  Additionally it protects cells from oxidative stress and contributes to spermatogenesis which is why it is linked to fertility.

Zinc:  This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system and DNA synthesis.  It also protects cells from oxidative stress which is so important in a world where our bodies are exposed to so many toxins daily

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 1453kj/347kcal
Fat 5.9g
of which saturates 1.9g
Carbohydrate 70.8g
of which sugars 3.4g
Fibre 12.5g
Protein 9.1g
Salt 32mg
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Vitamin E 18mg 90% RI
Niacin 5.2g 26% RI
Vitamin B6 0.8mg 42% RI
Iron 11.5mg 64% RI
Magnesium 184mg 46% RI
Phosphorus 148mg 15% RI
Potassium 1343mg 38% RI
Zinc 4.7mg 31% RI
Copper 0.5mg 24% RI
Manganese 26.5mg 1325% RI
Selenium 38.5mg 55% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. Ground ginger is a versatile spice and can be used for baking, smoothies and curries.
  2. Organic ginger powder has a great flavour and adds a good kick to gingerbread recipes.