The numerous health benefits of Ginger powder have been known by health food fans for many years, but what is it exactly that makes Ginger powder such an amazing superfood?
There are many nutrients and vitamins locked away inside the flowering Ginger plant and Ginger powder comes from its root, which is also closely related to Turmeric and cardamom.
Read on to find out why Ginger powder is an amazing superfood and how you can include it in your daily routine.
What is so amazing about Ginger powder?
Ginger powder is packed full of the essential oil gingerol and 6-gingerol, which are amazing natural compounds that can help provide many health benefits, as well as the fantastic taste and flavour of Ginger powder and fresh ginger too. So you see, Ginger powder is truly amazing.
Gingerols have strong anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which can help to ease joint pain typically associated with arthritis. It can also aid digestion and even help to boost the immune system by fighting off colds and flu during the winter season!
Shogaols are also another incredible compound found inside the superfood Ginger powder which plays an important role in the various health benefits that can be experienced when taking this superfood. Shogaols are of a similar molecular structure to gingerols and are more potent once the ginger root has been dried and ground into a powder or cooked when fresh.
Shogaols are also used as important biomarkers to determine the quality control of gingerols which are present in Ginger powder and fresh root ginger. In fact, shogaols have been found to have antiproliferative effects on many different tumour cell lines, including pancreatic cancer.
Experimental studies have shown that 6-shogaol had cytotoxic effects against gastrointestinal cancer cells according to (Prasad and Tyagi, 2015).
One of our favourite Ginger powder recipes:
You can easily include the amazing goodness of Ginger powder in many recipes. Try our vegan Golden Milk Pops Ginger powder recipe today as a healthier alternative to dairy ice-cream. We’ve used coconut milk in this dairy-free milk pop recipe to help keep it low-calorie, vegan and vegetarian-friendly.
Fantastic for a cooling snack in the summer or for a cheeky dessert during winter, our low-calorie and tasty Golden Milk Pops taste so good with the inclusion of our tasty Ceylon cinnamon powder superfood too!
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How to use Ginger powder
Keep your Ginger powder out of direct sunlight and sealed in its bag to help retain its optimum freshness and taste in between use. You will soon find that you can add Ginger powder to many of your favourite dishes, from soups, stews, smoothies, curries, breakfast waffles, pancakes and porridge.
Of course, Ginger powder can also be added to cakes and bakes for a healthier substitute to the dried ginger that’s readily available in the supermarket.
Why not make a refreshing and invigorating Ginger Tea? When you have a cold this hot drink will help to clear your sinuses and soothe an irritated throat, as well as help your immune system fight off further infection.
To ensure that you’re getting the very best Ginger powder and therefore access to the highest levels of anti-inflammatory gingerols, you will need to make sure you purchase it from a reliable supplier like Superfood World. Discover more recipes and health facts about Ginger powder on our blog.