Food and Beverage, Lifestyles

IS FRESH GINGER HEALTHIER THAN DRIED GINGER?

Ginger root is used for medicinal purposes and cooking. It is related to turmeric and cardamom. Most common used of ginger is to relieve nausea and soothe digestive problems. It can helps in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. There is a difference in how fresh ginger and dried ginger affects body temperature. Fresh ginger helps lower body temperature, making it a good remedy for reducing fever. Dried ginger on the other hand increases body’s temperature. Eating food that contain dried ginger is a good way to warm up on cold days.

Fresh ginger are dry and fibrous. When left in room temperature, they don’t have long shelf life. Peeled of the outer skin of ginger can help prolonged its shelf life before you store them in the freezer. Whilst dried ginger should be placed in an airtight jar and place in a cool and dark location.

Dried ginger is mostly use to make tea. Ginger tea is consumed as wellness drink. It can also be used in baked goods and as a flavor enhancer.

So if you are curious which one is healthier, the answer is both are equally healthy.

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