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Top five varieties of ginger and their uses - 24 Mantra Organic

Top five varieties of ginger and their uses - 24 Mantra Organic

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Different Types Of Ginger And Their Uses

Organic Food
11.12.2020

Ginger is a highly versatile plant that is popular all over the world for a number of reasons. The roots of different types of ginger are used as a flavouring agent or spice in all kinds of culinary applications. As such, ginger is sold throughout the world in the ground, powdered, or paste forms.

Other kinds of ginger are also cultivated by the gardeners as an ornamental plant because of the vivid-coloured flowers. Moreover, ginger has been an important part of traditional medicines for years. Using organic ginger is of utmost benefit as it is 100% natural and totally safe for health.

With that being said, let’s take a closer look today at various kinds of ginger and their uses.

Top 5 ginger varieties and their usage

1. Common ginger

Also known as Indian or Chinese ginger, it is one of the types of ginger that is widely used in curries, stews, and soups all over Asia. In North America and Europe, it’s used in candies, cookies, ginger ale, and so on.

Uses:

  • One of the ginger varieties used to treat muscle pain, nausea, and indigestion.
  • Helps in treating cold and flu and reducing inflammation.

2. Galangal

Galangal is the name used for a wide variety of ginger, such as Thai ginger, Finger root, Chinese Keys, and Tropical ginger. It has a sweeter and less pungent flavour than common ginger and is often sold frozen or pickled.

Uses:

  • Used in traditional medicines to treat muscle pain, stomach ache, gout, fever, and flatulence.
  • One of the types of ginger used as a powerful aphrodisiac in Thailand.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric also happens to be one of the types of ginger that have been in use for more than five thousand years in Southern India and Indonesia. Its bright orange flesh turns a distinct shade of yellow when dried or boiled.

Uses:

  • Taken as a supplement due to the presence of rich antioxidants
  • One of the ginger varieties used as a food colouring for broths, yoghurts, margarine, and salad dressing.

4. Peacock ginger

The peacock ginger plant grows only a few inches over the ground and has beautiful purple flowers. The plant might look pretty and ornamental, but it comes with a number of medicinal and cosmetic uses.

Uses:

  • The oil of peacock ginger is used in creams, soaps, and perfumes.
  • The medicinal uses include curing throat infection, stimulating new cell growth, and stimulating new cell growth.

5. White ginger

This is one of the lesser-known types of ginger that is found mainly in Nigeria and in parts of the US, Nepal, and eastern India. This ornamental plant is also known as the butterfly flower or ginger lily.

Uses:

  • A beautiful, white summer bloom to enhance the look of your garden.
  • An aphrodisiac that can be used against indigestion, constipation, anorexia, and stomach pain.

Nutritional Information Of Different Types of Ginger

From 100 gm of each ginger, you will get the following.

Energy Carbohydrates Protein Fat
Common Ginger 80 calories 18 gm 1.8 gm 0.8 gm
galangal 71 calories 15 gm 1 gm Zero

Takeaway

As you can see, there are so many different varieties of ginger known and used all over the world in various ways. The common ginger used in the kitchen is just one of those multiple types. So, how many of these varieties have you tried for yourself? It’s time to plant some new kinds of ginger plants in your kitchen garden to reap the benefits mentioned above.


Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Dry Ginger Powder and savour the taste of organic goodness.

 

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