10 Amazing Vegan Ginger-Based Recipes!

In Western cooking and baking, ginger is perhaps best known for its role in treats like gingersnaps and gingerbread. But this anti-inflammatory spice is as versatile as it is healthy.
03/11/2013 02:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gingerᅡᅠis the rootᅡᅠof the plantᅡᅠZingiber officinale,ᅡᅠwhich is native to South Asia but is now also cultivated in East Africa and theᅡᅠCaribbean.

The root has long been used in Indian, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine; for drinks in Jamaica, Greece, and theᅡᅠCaribbean; and in traditional Burmese medicine.

The Burmese just might be onto something! Recent research has found that compounds found in ginger root may improve digestion, protect against free radicals, reduce inflammation in the colon, and ease post-exercise muscle pain.

In Western cooking and baking, ginger is perhaps best known for its role in treats like gingersnaps and gingerbread. But this anti-inflammatory spice is as versatile as it is healthy.

Although it tastes amazing in cookies, cakes and breads, ginger also makes an excellent addition to juices, smoothies, stir fries, dressings, and marinades. We've put together 10 of our favorite ginger recipes, ranging from salads and smoothies to cookies and pies. Ready to try one?

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