Want to spice up your winter? Try ginger! It is aromatic with a spicy flavor that is wonderful in savory and sweet dishes. Throughout history ginger has been used to help with digestion, for nausea and other conditions. It contains vitamin C, magnesium and potassium.
Fresh ginger is a knobby, beige root that is available year round in the produce section. Select one that has a spicy fragrance and smooth skin without cracks. Store ginger root in a plastic bag or wrapped in a paper towel in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
Ginger is great to use during the Christmas season. Here are some ideas:
By Becky Varner, MS RD LD
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