- Gingerols – reduce inflammation
- Phenolic compounds – relieve gastrointestinal irritation
- Potassium – lowers BP; improves digestion
- Vitamin C – improves red blood cell function
Look for thin, shiny skin; avoid spots. Smell it, too – you need the smell to be spicy, pungent.
If you cook with ginger several times a week, store it in the crisper, wrapped in a resealable bag. If you only need a small amount every once in a while, freeze it and grate without prior thawing whenever you ginger.