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Interesting facts about ginger
Ginger is one of the most well-known and useful plants that has been used for centuries as a spice and as a medicinal plant. The scientific name of this spice is Zingiber officinale. It is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root, or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice and as folk medicine.

There are numerous interesting facts about ginger. Some of them we know and some of them we don’t. So let’s take a look at them. 

  1. Ginger is native to southeastern Asia.
  2. Ginger is not a root, it is a rhizome, an underground stem.
  3. The ginger plant is an herb.
  4. Ginger, Turmeric, and Cardamom are part of the same Zingiberaceae family.
  5. You can grow ginger from rhizomes, available at grocery stores.
  6. Mature ginger rhizomes harvested after 10-12 months are most commonly sold in grocery stores
  7. Ginger is popularly grown in warmer regions and the tropics.
  8. Ginger can be cultivated year-round but the optimal time to plant them is at the end of winter and early spring.
  9. Ginger plants can grow as high as 4 feet.
  10. Anti-inflammatory properties, blood sugar regulation, and gastrointestinal relief are some of the important benefits of Ginger.

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