Pros: Cheaper than some of the more exclusive designer brands names, mixes well w/ hot temps
Cons: Does not mix so well with cooler temps in salad dressings
I like to cook in the kitchen when it is available and I love to experiment with spices, all kinds. Summertime is a great time for stir-frys but wintertime is the stew season. A good gingered slow-cooked ham in pineapple and ginger melts the cold heart on a wintery day. It just so happens we had a bag of bulk ginger laying around and no-one has reviewed it till now . . .
Now on with the review . . .
|| ABSORPTION/ ASSIMILATION ||
It is a fast absorbing herb and spice that is served well Polynesian to American and somewhere in between. Goes in clear and sweet comes out probably the same at least as far as color is concerned.
|| ALLERGY NOTE ||
I have not heard of anyone experiencing allergies to Ginger - Powder - 4 ounces ; however it is a root grown in soil and if chemically treated, there is your basic allergy. If you are uncertain by all means please discuss this with your doctor before adding it to your diet. (see warnings for more)
|| APPEARANCE ||
A light brown powder in a translucent oval canister OR in my case thank fully like the picture, a clear transparent bag with simple white label on the front using small black lettering to tell consumer contents and amount and price.
|| COST ||
The price is reasonable for bulk and Ginger - Powder - 4 ounces is no exception. A solid $3.oo will buy you this amount and using it sparingly as one should for this is concentrated, it will last up to four months. That is a deal in this economy with tight budgeting going on in pretty much every household. I was extremely lucky for the dollar store had a bag of this under $.70 with the tax included, yep people I paid $.48 cents !!!!!
|| DIRECTIONS ||
Use Ginger - Powder - 4 ounces sparingly (or generously depending on intensity of flavor sought by the eater).
|| HISTORY ||
The ancient history includes it as a gastrointestinal calmer and usually drank in a tea form. Other uses are as a polstice which is a balm-like salve you can rub into or on and cover with gauze because it heals at a cellular level. Because it assists in digestion it is often introduced before the main entrée passes over the lips and onto the tongue. This could be in a tea or a salad dressing or an appetizer glaze . . .
|| INGREDIENTS ||
Pure ground ginger root which is really scientifically termed ‘zingier officinale ‘, a useful root treated as a unique spice when prepared as dried and ground added to meats, soups, casseroles, stir-frys, sautees of veggies and much much more. I even found desserts calling for ginger spice.
|| NUTRITION FACTS ||
It is more implemented into the diet to maintain acid/ alkaline distribution & balance; therefore holding its own properties as medicinally relevant is simple. To be added to a healthy diet rather than treated as a supplement for nutritional stability like a protein or carbohydrate, much needed for homeostasis (balancing of endocrine, circulatory and integument systems), consuming more than 2 ounces a week might be over-esceeding beneficial properties.
Serving Size = 4 fluid ounces (240 mL)
Calories amount per serving= 0
Fat Calories= 0
Total fat= 0 grams and 0 %
Saturated Fat= 0 grams and 0 %
Trans fat= 0 grams and %
Cholesterol= 0 mg and 0%
Sodium= 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates= 0 grams
Dietary Fiber= less than 1 gram
Sugars= 0 grams
Protein= 0 gram
Vitamin A = 0%
Vitamin C= 0 %
Iron = 0%
|| NEGATIVES ||
Bitter without anything but itself; although if baked into shortbread cookies you have ginger bread spice instantly !
|| POSITIVES ||
I like that it dissolves fast, I mean fast in hot beverages and a bit slower in the colder ones. I encourage having this in bulk so the medicinal property qualities can be successfully achieved in either tea (infusion) or salve (mixed with glycerin or jelly).
Between relieving the bloating/ gas and nausea associated with stomach discomfort Ginger - Powder - 4 ounces also helps reduce fever by reducing the size of capillaries reacting to higher temperatures in the body. Physiologically ginger increases chemicals that both heighten restricted blood flow and slow down pulse increasing stamina and equilibrium. I find it useful to relieve swelling and boost my thumping and pumping capability of my broken heart ! It is cardio + + + + stars !
|| STORING ||
Obviously a delicate powdered version is more susceptible to heat and moisture. So please keep this precious natural holistic commodity out of direct sunlight or moist areas as spoiling rotting and drying out before its time will happen.
|| USES ||
1 tsp. 2 to 3 times a day depending on condition or stimulus reaction you wish to achieve from an infusion method. Ginger - Powder - 4 ounces can uplift the spirit, excite the amygdala (yes the area where aggression and s*X go hand in hand) often triggered by an acetylcholine response making you want you the ole partner a little more than yesterday. It boosts that drive, in a subtle manner. Not as effective as the Ginseng enhancer.
|| WARNING ||
As with any herb, plant or substance if ingestion of causes an unusual reaction, stop using or ingesting. I have not heard of anyone experiencing allergies to Ginger - Powder - 4 ounces and none of my clients ever complained of side effects associated with drinking it often, so I feel it is safe to say this is a non-allergic spice. However if not sure, consult your doctor before adding it to your diet.
|| FINAL NOTE ||
From Asian to American, hundreds of ethnic dishes will enjoy the generous sprinkle of Ginger - Powder - 4 ounces to snazzy it up and present a surprise to the taste buds. In sauces and stews, and soups to even some brews, ginger has been added as the spice of life and I recommend this bulk package of 4 ounces at a time, to reduce waste and possible spoilage.
Thank you and Happy Holidays to All !