The fresh ginger root we use to make ginger flakes is a different variety than the one we get here in the UK. You see, the ones we have available here in supermarkets are usually from China. It is chunkier and juicer because of the amount of water it contains. The ginger root from the Ivory Coast is smaller in size and more concentrated.
According to several studies, the pungency of the ginger indicates the amount of gingerol present in the root. The more pungent the flavour, the higher the potency.
Gingerol is a powerful component in the ginger, rich in medicinal
properties. For centuries, it has been considered one of the most effective
anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that nature has to offer, which is why it is
also considered a superfood. It is traditionally used to combat Indigestion,
Nausea, Joint/Muscle Pain and Arthritis.
Ginger flakes are such a versatile product. It is commonly infused in water and served as tea (hot or iced).
For a 200 ml cup, steep 1 teaspoon (6-8g) of natural ginger flakes in hot water for 4 – 8 minutes, depending on how mild or strong you want it, and serve in a mug with a touch of your favourite sweetener. Ideally, you could use a teapot with infuser or a small strainer to remove the ginger flakes, but you could also leave them in the cup and chew on them while drinking the tea.
Ginger Flakes can also be enjoyed:
· as a breath freshener - you can simply nibble on it
· in smoothies or detox juices as a natural flavouring
· sprinkled on your favourite muesli or granola for breakfast
· in baking and cooking
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