Amazing Ginger – Its Value & Benefits

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Latina: Zingiber officinale. Русский: Имбирь.
Latina: Zingiber officinale. Русский: Имбирь. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ginger is an herb, which originated in China and later, spread to India, Southeast Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean. It is basically the rhizome of the monocotyledonous perennial plant Zingiber officinale. It has been in use since ages, both as a spice as well as an herb. The nutrients present inside ginger, especially its volatile oils – gingerols and shogaols, accord a number of health benefits to its users. Infact, ginger has also been found to be effective in fighting against some fatal ailments like cancer. In the following lines, we have provided information on nutritional value and health benefits of eating ginger.
Nutritional Value of Ginger
Ginger has been known to comprise of the following nutrients:

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The Super Yacht That’s Dubbed “Tropical Island Paradise”


In the trend of modern day travelling, cruising has set its mark with cruise ships ranging in size. Presently, the largest afloat is “Oasis of the Seas” (Read all about it in this blog).

But you haven’t seen anything yet!

Now, to challenge the field of cruising, private ownership of yachts has taken on a different style from the usual. Such is the case with this Super Yacht (appropriately dubbed “Tropical Island Paradise”). No price tag has been attached to it, but you bet all the rich & famous will be vying for it.

The next super-yacht that’s set to hit the world’s oceans comes complete with its own functioning volcano and floating tropical islands.

The vessel – dubbed the ‘Tropical island Paradise’ – has been designed by British boat builders Yacht Island Design, from Derby, Derbys – some 90 miles from the sea.

The extraordinary & extravagant 295 ft. yacht has many unusual features:

  • it boasts of a towering volcano with a cascading waterfall which feeds the swimming pool

  • its very own floating tropical islands

  • helicopter landing pad & huge bar set behind a series of beach cabanas. Playboys will love this. This sis spectacular for those quick shore trips.

  • It comes with its own private beach cove and a waterfall cascading down from a volcano.

Studio director Rob McPherson at the Derbyshire firm, who have also created the Streets of Monaco super-yacht, said: ‘The exterior was designed to give the impression of waves breaking around a volcanic island, whilst maintaining the look of a contemporary yacht design.

‘This design centres around a secluded island paradise, with elements inspired by the islands of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Polynesia. It is set to be a big hit when it comes onto the market.’

The lavish yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests – and can travel along at a top speed of 15 knots.

The main deck is a secluded beach ‘cove’ of cabanas surrounding a massive ocean view swimming pool.

And should the millionaire future owners get tired of taking a dip in the pool, they can sail out into the sea on their very own floating island complete with deck chairs and palm trees.

McPherson added: ‘We had two reasons for designing such a boat. The first being that it’s good fun, and secondly the current market is pretty saturated with designs that look fairly similar.

‘Our mission is to work on incredibly fun designs and carve a niche for ourselves within the market, a place where other designers fear to tread.’

Inside the huge, towering volcano is a cinema, library, games room, gym, spa and VIP suites – including an owners pad spread over two decks.

The boat – which has yet to hit the market and hasn’t had a price set – is causing waves in the boat building world with its unique design.

Would you be vying for it when it hits the market?

According to a survey, the rich still splashes around while the economy stumbles!

Story Source: Daily Mail – 23 July 2011