Ground ginger comes from the dried root of the ginger plant, from which it takes its peppery and slightly sweet zingy flavor. It is a very important spice in Asian cuisine, and in the last two centuries has also been popularized in Western cuisine, since it spicy&sweet flavor has great applications in both sweet and savory recipes. In Chinese cooking, ginger plays an important role in balancing foods, serving as the yang (hot ingredient) to the yin (cool ingredient). Ginger is also found in Indian masala spice mixtures for curry, and is a fundamental ingredient for many traditional Christmas bakes. The ground powder can also be dissolved in teas and carbonated beverages where, other than adding flavor, it is used as a common remedy for an upset stomach. Stir into Asian vegetable dishes and Indian rice blends, Chinese stir fry, marinades, pickles, Japanese rice dishes, mulled wine and vegetable stews, as well as for gingerbread, cookies, cakes, puddings and other sweet dishes. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Available in 1 and 3 ounces.