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Ginger

Variety available: Blue, Yellow

Ginger is an Asiatic plant native to Java Island, India and China.

Ginger is an herbaceous from  Zingiberaceae family. It’s known in Europe since The Crusades, when it was introduced in the area.  In Brazil, ginger arrived less than a century after the Discovery.  Naturalists that visited the country (colony in those times) found that it was a native plant, because it was easy to find in wild stage.

Nowadays it’s cultivated manly in the coast  of Espirito Santo, Santa Catarina, Paraná and in the South of São Paulo, because of the appropriated soil conditions. The plant can be more than 1,0 m. high. The green leaves born from the big hard subterranean stem and its flowers are tubular shaped, light yellow color,  they arise like straight thorns.

Some of Ginger’s  characteristics:

  • Low contents of saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.
  • Good source of C vitamin, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese.
  • Diminishes flatulence.
  • Increases the production of gastric secretion, making digestion easier, and even helping in cases of appetite absence.

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