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10 proven health benefits of ginger

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Ginger Tea recipe’s main ingredient is fresh Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) slices or crushed ginger roots. Ginger is rich in healthy phytochemicals that provide a wide range of health benefits.

About: Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) is a natural pungent spice has been used for ages by many cultures in cooking and medicines. Ginger root can be used fresh, dried or powdered. Most of the people especially in Asia and Africa use ginger to prepare a tea called ginger tea. A cup of ginger tea provides you relief from many uncomfortable conditions.

Ginger Tea Nutritional Value
First, we look at the nutritional value of ginger roots for analyzing the caloric value for ginger tea. Ginger Root Nutritional Value per 100 grams:

Calories 80
Fats 0.8 grams
Cholesterol 0 grams
Sodium 13 grams
Carbohydrates 18 grams
Proteins 1.8 grams
Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and magnesium are also found in the ginger roots. It also contains small amount of iron and calcium.

However, ginger tea is prepared from very less quantity of the ginger roots, which may vary from 1 to 5 grams ginger root paste or ginger slices. Therefore, the caloric value of ginger tea is less than 6 calories per cup if no sugar content added. The amount of other nutrients in ginger tea is insignificant. Therefore, ginger tea may not likely to provide any nutritional benefits, but it has therapeutic value due to its water-soluble alkaloids and phytochemicals, which dissolves in water during preparation of the ginger tea.

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