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Organic Ginger Root
Ginger is the root of the plant Zingiber officinale, consumed whole as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. Ginger is in the same plant family as turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.
Ginger cultivation began in South Asia and has since spread to East Africa and the Caribbean. It is sometimes called root ginger to distinguish it from other things that share the name ginger.
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Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. They are often pickled as a snack or just cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can also be steeped in boiling water to make ginger tea, to which honey is often added. Sliced orange or lemon fruit may also be added. Ginger can also be made into candy. Mature ginger roots are fibrous and nearly dry. The juice from old ginger roots is potent and is often used as a spice in Indian and Asian dishes.
The medical form of ginger historically was called Jamaica ginger; it was classified as a stimulant used to aid digestion. In the West, powdered dried ginger root is made into capsules and sold in pharmacies for medicinal use.
Organic production fosters cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program (NOP) develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards. Organic farming excludes or strictly limits the use of manufactured fertilizers, pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides), plant growth regulators such as hormones, livestock antibiotics, food additives, and genetically modified organisms.