Pickled Ginger Health Benefits
Pickled ginger health benefits are as many as that of raw ginger. Pickling of ginger does not reduce any of the benefits it has on the human health. Ginger root is put in vinegar and other seasonings to pickle it. Pickling enhances the flavor of ginger which finds itself to be a common ingredient in most Asian dishes. Herbalists particularly recommend ginger due to its longer shelf life.
Some Health Benefits of Pickled Ginger
Digestion – Pickled ginger provides relief to digestive problems like flatulence and constipation. Though this observation lacks scientific backing, people have experienced relief from the same. These benefits could be attributed to the antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties of ginger.
Motion Sickness – Sea sickness or motion sickness finds relief on consumption of ginger that has been pickled or ginger in any other form.
Morning Sickness – Pregnant women who suffer from bouts of vomiting and nausea in their first trimester due to morning sickness, when administered pickled ginger or ginger have been observed to find relief. Pregnant women, though should be careful and refrain from consuming ginger in any form in high doses since it inhibits the absorption of dietary iron.
Anti-inflammatory Properties – Another important health benefit of pickled ginger is in its inflammatory properties. The high content of gingerols present in ginger that has been pickled provides relief to people suffering from conditions of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis. People suffering from the same have reported reduction in pain as well as increased mobility after taking it regularly.
Other Benefits – Pickled ginger is believed to reduce cholesterol levels as well as bring down the production of cancer cells. These benefits do not have scientific evidence in support, nevertheless, experienced people vouch for it.
Apart from the various pickled ginger health benefits, it is most commonly used as a palate cleanser in sushi. The pink colored ginger is consumed between sushi so as to clean palate between subsequent servings and thus enhance culinary experience.
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