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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