GINGER HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Health benefits

1.  Ginger helps to ease digestive discomfort

2.  Ginger is effective for nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy

3.  Ginger provides natural anti-inflammatory effects

4.  Ginger can provide protection against colorectal cancer and ovarian cancer

5.  Ginger is a wonderful herb which contains a number of nutrients your body uses and needs on a daily basis. In particular, ginger is:

1.  High in potassium.

2.  A good source of manganese (which builds resistance to disease by strengthening the lining of your heart, blood vessels and urinary passages).

3.  Rich in silicon to help promote healthy teeth, hair, nails and skin.

4.  Used to aid the assimilation of calcium.

5.  High in vitamins such as vitamin A, C, E and B-complex, and minerals sodium, phosphorus, beta-carotene, zinc, iron and calcium.

 Minerals:

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA

Energy

80 Kcal

4%

Carbohydrates

17.77 g

13.5%

Protein

1.82 g

3%

Total Fat

0.75 g

3%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

2.0 g

5%

VITAMINS

Folates

11 µg

3%

Niacin

0.750 mg

4.5%

Pantothenic acid

0.203 mg

4%

Pyridoxine

0.160 mg

12%

Vitamin A

0 IU

0%

Vitamin C

5 mg

8%

Vitamin E

0.26 mg

1.5%

Vitamin K

0.1 µg

0%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

13 mg

1%

Potassium

415 mg

9%

MINERALS

Calcium

16 mg

1.6%

Copper

0.226 mg

25%

Iron

0.60 mg

7.5%

Magnesium

43 mg

11%

Manganese

0.229 mg

10%

Phosphorus

34 mg

5%

Zinc

0.34 mg

3%

GINGER RECIPES

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