Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

Dehydrated ginger

Therapeutic superstar spice with so many uses.

Ginger is a wonderfully therapeutic, warm spice with a sharp peppery flavour that makes an excellent addition to many dishes, especially Asian cuisine. Considered a superstar spice, ginger has a long history of use in treating a variety of ailments and even makes the list of top anti-inflammatory foods. Ginger tea and tonics like this homemade ginger ale have been used across the globe as natural remedies for symptoms like nausea for thousands of years.

Ginger can be used in many forms – fresh, dried or powdered. Although fresh ginger root is readily available it doesn’t stay fresh for long. The roots can dry out and become fibrous and hard or grow mould. One of the safest ways to store ginger is in dried form. For anyone who loves ginger or for those who simply can't use up their ginger root before it goes bad, dehydrating it is the best way to preserve it. Drying fresh ginger root in the Breeze Food Dehydrator ensures a supply of ginger for curries, soupsbaking, smoothies, teas and detox baths for months, even years.

Dehydrating ginger root

Once you have dried ginger you can grind it into a powder. Homemade ginger powder is amazingly pungent. Nothing you buy will compare to the fragrance and potency of freshly ground ginger. Use it just like you would with store-bought ginger powder.

Dehydrated ginger slices are great for making healthy ginger tea. As soon as dried ginger is added to hot water it will rehydrate and release its therapeutic compounds.

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Dehydrating ginger root

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