Ginger is a very widely used spice and medical herb. The ginger root has many health benefits and uses around the world in different cultures.
Ginger is in the family Zingiberaceae, which also includes turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. Ginger originated in Maritime Southeast Asia and was likely domesticated first by the Austronesian peoples. (source)
Being used so often in various dishes, many people are wondering . . .