Spice - Herb

of the

Month

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  Ginger

Another of my favourite   ^_^

Scientific name: Zingiber Officinale

Family: Turmeric

Native to: China, India

Other producers: Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand

Usage: Flavouring, Medicine

Food partners: beef, poultry, fish, seafood,

vegetables (aubergines, cabbage, potatoes)

fruits (melon, pineapple, rhubarb, plums, apples, pears)

chocolate, honey

Culinary uses: gives a hot, tangy flavour. Also has a bite to it.

Excellent for teas, masalas, masala chai, soups, marinades or dipping sauce.

Good to know: It neutralises fishy and meaty smells. 

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