Thai Ginger root is a flowering plant that originated in South-east Asia. It’s among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It's closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.
(Please note that while ginger and galangal are very similar in appearance, they have very different tastes and should not be used interchangeably.)
Thai Ginger Root is highly flavoured and spicy, with a slightly sweet taste. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It’s often called ginger root or, simply, ginger.
Ginger is a very common ingredient in recipes, it can be easily peeled or grated and can be added to tea, stir-fries and many other Asian recipes. It has many health benefits, some of which include balancing blood sugar levels, treating indigestion and relieving nausea.
It can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice and is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics.