How to use and eat ginger


I use timbir very widely in cooking, as well as in traditional medicine.In the culinary ginger found a place almost everywhere. Eat ginger in the first and second courses, a variety of desserts and drinks. The use of ginger in combination with its exquisite taste has spread in dishes of different countries. But you should not abuse this miraculous product. After all, everything is good in moderation. Even a very useful product can cause an undesirable effect if it is consumed too much and is even more wrong.

The taste of fresh ginger is completely different from the taste of dried ginger. This is not news, because many products (carrots, cabbage, etc.) have this property. Fresh ginger has a refreshing aftertaste, and dried ginger has a burning, fragrant flavor.

TOHow to grind ginger?

At first glance, this may seem ridiculous. "Is there any special rules for this?" - you will be surprised. Yes! To eat ginger! You can grind ginger on a grater, like many vegetables and fruits. But if you want to use a knife and a board to grind it, then you need to take a synthetic board as a board. The usual wooden board absorbs the smell of fresh ginger, synthetic - no. And on the board, smelling ginger, all the products cut in the future will have a taste of ginger because of the absorbed smell.

Before chopping ginger, it is washed, and then peel the skin with a sharp knife. Don't cut the skin too much (its layer should be thin), because it is in the skin that more aromatic substances and essential oils are collected.

It is also important to know that one tablespoon of fresh chopped ginger is equivalent to a teaspoon of ground dry ginger. This knowledge is useful in cooking, if you have one or another ginger.

Who is ginger contraindicated?

Ginger is a very fragrant spice, has a bitter burning taste. Ginger contains essential oils. Therefore, there are people who should not use it. This applies to pregnant women (during the third trimester) and nursing mothers, people suffering from an ulcer or stones in the gallbladder or kidneys. Ginger is also contraindicated during inflammatory processes in the human body. People with a bad heart, suffering from high blood pressure, ginger is absolutely contraindicated, it can cause complications in them.

It is also important to know if you are allergic to this product (this applies to all foods!).

Do not think that the benefit of ginger is in its quantity, that the more ginger we eat, the more we will get benefit. This is a big mistake! After all, everything is good in moderation. It is not necessary for breakfast, lunch and dinner to cook dishes with the addition of ginger. And even more so you can not eat it several times a day for many weeks. Ginger can be added to dishes several times a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner (of your choice).

Ginger and culinary dishes

For cooking meat dishes or baking use one gram of ginger per kilogram of dish weight.

It is important to know not only the quantitative ratio of ginger to cooked dishes, but also at what point to add this seasoning. Because when untimely making ginger, it can lose nutrients and not be so fragrant.

  • For bakingGinger should be put in the dough while kneading. Candied ginger is usually put on the finished dish.
  • In meat dishesGinger is added twenty minutes before the dish is ready.
  • In sweet dishes and dessertsGinger is added for three minutes until cooked.
  • In sauceGinger put only after heat treatment.

See also:

  • What is ginger good for women?
  • What is the useful ginger root?

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