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The Incredible, Edible Ginger Root Slices

If you're like most people, you probably think of ginger as nothing more than a spice. And while it's true that ginger is one of the most popular spices in the world, it's also so much more than that. Did you know, for example, that ginger was once the basis of the world economy? Or that dynasties have risen and fallen based solely on their control of the ginger trade? It's true! Today, we're going to take a closer look at this amazing ingredient and find out why it's been so treasured for centuries.

A Brief History of Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It has been used as both a spice and a medicine for thousands of years. In fact, some historians believe that it was first cultivated in China over 3,000 years ago. From there, it spread to India and the Middle East. By the 1st century AD, it had made its way to Rome and other parts of Europe.

For centuries, ginger was one of the most valuable spices in the world. In medieval Europe, for example, a pound of ginger was worth more than a sheep. Not surprisingly, given its value, control of the ginger trade was fiercely contested by rival empires. In fact, many wars were fought over this precious commodity.

The Many Uses of Ginger

Today, ginger is still prized for its distinctive flavor. It's used to add zest to everything from curries to cookies. But its uses go far beyond the culinary realm. Ginger is also commonly used as a natural remedy for nausea and motion sickness. Additionally, some people believe that it can help alleviate pain from arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.

NOW Real Food® Organic Crystallized Ginger Slices

If you're looking for a convenient way to add ginger to your diet—or if you simply enjoy snacking on crystallized ginger—NOW Real Food® Organic Crystallized Ginger Slices are a great option. These slices are produced from the finest natural ginger rhizomes and contain no added sulfur. They make a great addition to many recipes and can also be enjoyed right out of the bag as a healthy snack alternative. Get ready to experience the incredible flavor of real ginger!

There's no doubt about it: ginger is an amazing ingredient with a long and colorful history. For centuries, it's been prized for its distinctive flavor and unique medicinal properties. Today, it remains one of the most popular spices in the world—and there's no end in sight to its popularity! So next time you reach for the ginger when cooking up your favorite recipe or mixing up a medicinal remedy, take a moment to appreciate all that this humble root has to offer. And be sure to try NOW Real Food® Organic Crystallized Ginger Slices for a delicious way to add ginger to your diet!

Suggested Usage: Refrigeration recommended after opening.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 7 Pieces (40g)

Servings Per Container: 9

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Calories 140

Total Fat 0g 0%*

Saturated Fat 0g 0%*

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%*

Sodium 5mg <1%*

Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%*

Dietary Fiber 1g 4%*

Total Sugars 28g

Includes 26g Added Sugars 26g 52%*

Protein 0g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%*

Calcium 10mg 0%*

Iron 0mg 0%*

Potassium 5mg 0%*

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients: Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Ginger Root.

This product contains no added sulfur, however, naturally occurring sulfites may be present.

For over 50 years, NOW Real Food® has been committed to providing the highest quality foods using only the finest ingredients. We're independent, family owned, and proud of it. NOW that's keeping it real.

Packaged in a peanut-free facility that processes tree nuts.

Packaged and quality tested in the USA.

Refrigeration recommended after opening.

Certified Organic by QAI.


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