Ginger Root Powder is also called ground ginger or ginger powder. Ginger lends its name to its genus and family (Zingiberaceae). Ground turmeric is another common spice in this family and both are ground dried rhizomes (an elongated horizontal subterranean plant stem that produce roots below and shoots above).
Ginger is native to China and has subsequently been cultivated in Southeastern Asia, Africa, Jamaica, India and Australia. The flavor and quality of dried ginger varies greatly depending on where it is cultivated. Jamaican ginger that is peeled has a well earned reputation as being the finest ginger available. Ginger from Jamaica has a pale color, subtle aroma and very fine textured powder, it’s also the most expensive and very difficult to find. African grown ginger tends to be unpeeled and harsh while Australian cultivated ginger has distinct lemony undertones.
India is currently the world's leading exporter of ginger and the best grade of Indian ginger is Cochin which is partially peeled, light brown in color with a lemony, pungent aroma and flavor. Our ginger is the Cochin grade.
Ginger was introduced to the Middle Eastern and European cultures in the dried powder form (as opposed to fresh) more than 5,000 years ago. Its history is long and colorful as it was mentioned in the Science of Medicine Hindu manual, dating to 500 BC, and also in the Koran. The demand for this spice became so great that in the 16th century it was planted in the new tropical colonies by both the Spanish and Portuguese.
Ground ginger is a staple in bakers’ pantries and is often used in combination with other pungent spices and strong flavors, such as molasses. One of the first Oriental spices used in the Western world, ginger was brought to the west by the fabled spice caravans.
Ginger is frequently added to Indian dishes, and is a quintessential ingredient of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and multiple South Asian cuisines for flavoring dishes such as goat meat, seafood and vegetarian. In Arab countries ginger is combined with other spices to add flavor to couscous, slow-cooked meat dishes with fruit and tangines. In this country ginger is probably most recognized as a baking spice in cakes and cookies.
Ground ginger is peppery and warm with lemon undertones. You'll also notice a fiery taste with a pungent aroma.
Ginger pairs well with carrots, pumpkin, winter squashes and sweet potatoes. Ginger is a signature ingredient in the spice blends berbere, Chinese Secret Spice, various curry powders and ras el hanout. Ginger also blends exceptionally well with fruits such as bananas, pears, pineapples and oranges.
Ginger works well in combination with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, dried fruits, honey, nutmeg, nuts, preserved lemons, paprika, pepper and saffron.
While fresh ginger tends to be much less expensive than ground ginger you need much less ground ginger in recipes, and ground ginger lasts much longer than fresh.
1 tbsp. of fresh ginger is roughly equal to 1/8 tsp. of ground ginger but we do not recommend substituting fresh ginger in any recipe calling for dried ground ginger (or vice versa) as they have two very distinct flavorings.
We also carry Crystallized Ginger (also known as Candied Ginger or Glace Ginger).
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