Hi There, Fellow Gardeners!
This is AnnahMarie.
Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information about the Health Benefits of Ginger Root.
Ginger root is a favorite at Organic Gurlz Gardens. While it is rich in vitamins and minerals, it still carries a spicy zest.
We will be sharing the many benefits of the root and a scrumptious recipe from my Mommy, Becca (pictured below).
About ginger root:
In historic times, ginger root was considered an expensive spice (and in some places, the herb still is). It was deemed to be such a superior quality that a pound of ginger root was equivalent in value to a sheep!
There are a few reasons behind how this herb became so luxurious.
First off, the root is rich in vitamins and minerals along with plenty of awesome properties such as assisting it treating headaches/migraines, asthma, diabetes, nausea, and consists of many anti-inflammatory assets.
In addition to holding ample amounts of healing properties, ginger root has an appetizing tangy flavor.
A Few Benefits:
Can’t ride in the car without feeling a tinge of queasiness? Unable to go on the airplane without a few paper bags nearby?
Experience this pesky sickness no more!
We at Organic Gurlz Gardens have dealt with motion sickness before, and we have found that consuming ginger root may help lower the chances of getting “the wave” in your body!
*** Note – This DOES NOT mean you can eat a ginger candy and expect to feel fine when riding in a vehicle. **
The flu, colds, sore throat, and that darn stuffy nose:
As we all know, the cold and flu can spoil any perfectly planned-out day. We at Organic Gurlz Gardens found that you can take a stand against scratchy eyes and a congested or runny nose with the power of the ginger root!
So ditch the tissues and the generic store-bought medications, do it the natural, organic way and get back to your (almost) perfect day sooner.
Along with tasting delicious (at least, when cooked properly), ginger is rich with vitamins.
If you looked at a cartoon ginger root, it would have a vitamin belt buckle and vitamin earrings and vitamin… well, I think you may have the point.
You may be wondering; what are these vitamins I “speak” of?
Well, for starters, there are a few minerals in ginger root such as Calcium, Iron, and Potassium.
The ginger root also holds the awesome therapeutic powers of Vitamins A, C, E, and B6.
You may have heard of our famed ginger tea at Organic Gurlz Gardens, but the culinary possibilities are endless-
Ginger Molasses Cookies
The well-known Ginger ale
To toss into a dish to add some pow-wow flavor
Today, Becca (my Mommy) from Organic Gurlz Gardens will be sharing a recipe out of our collection of cooking techniques for Ginger root.
For a bit of spice the whole family will love, try this delectable recipe for Ginger Bars!
What we use:
- ¾ cup of butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 free-range eggs (duck eggs are the best)
- ½ cup of black molasses
- 2 ½ cups of flour – we use coconut flour
- 1 tsp. of Baking SODA (not powder)
- 1 tsp. of fresh ground cinnamon
- 1 cup of distilled water
- ½ tsp. of fresh ground cloves
- ½ tsp. of ground ginger (add ¾ a tsp. if you prefer extra spicy)
- A Pinch of salt
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the free-range eggs; beat well. Mix in the distilled water and black molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt; add to the “first” combination and mix together well.
Spread into a butter-greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until a fork inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cut into bars any size you please!
We at Organic Gurlz Gardens dust the bars with confectioners’ sugar for an added finish!
Don’t forget to tell your kids, grandchildren , nieces and nephews about the Kids Oasis!
Don’t have a garden? No Worries! Contact Becca at Becca.b@OrganicGurlzGardens.
Keep on growing!
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The Organic Gurlz Gardens
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