Ginger plant used in Kekoa Foods organic baby pouches.
Ginger plant used in Kekoa Foods organic baby pouches.
Ginger used in Kekoa Foods baby puree.
Ginger used in Kekoa Foods baby puree.

Description & Tasting Notes

Ginger is not a root, it’s a rhizome (meaning it’s an underground
stem) that is often used in Asian and Indian cuisine. It has a spicy and pungent flavor, and a warm, aromatic scent. Ginger can be used in soups, curries, and baked goods.

Vitamins & Minerals

Ginger is a good source of antioxidants, and also contains small amounts of other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6, vitamin, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. These nutrients are important for treating nausea, promoting heart health, supporting immune function, supporting joint health, and maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.

Country of Origin

Ginger is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia, and has been cultivated and used in many different countries around the world for thousands of years.

Where It Is Typically Grown

Ginger is grown in many different countries, but the top producers
are India, Nigeria, China, and Indonesia. It requires well-drained soil and plenty of sun, and is often grown on small family farms.

Ideas On How to Grow it in a Home Garden

Ginger can be grown in a home garden, but it requires a warm and humid environment. It is often grown in containers or raised beds, and can be harvested when the leaves start to yellow and dry out.

Cultural Information

Ginger is an important ingredient in many different cuisines around the world, and is often associated with Asian and Indian cuisine.