Who knew those 17’th century apothecaries and modern day chefs had so much in common? Both appreciate the healing power of foods, especially when it comes to some commonly used spices. I will now introduce you to one spice that not only cures stomach ache and your sweet tooth, but also relieves migraine symptoms, all at the same time.
Gravis Brusts, Executive Chef at Williamsburg Inn couldn’t stop discussing the benefits of ginger. He was amazed how s simple root could help with so much than just nausea. In fact, he often uses it personally as an anti-inflammatory alternative when his knees start aching up after spending those long hours in the kitchen. Read on to know more about ginger and how this recipe puts it to good use!
Healing Powers Of Ginger
- Reduces Pain & Inflammation-Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that make it a powerful natural painkiller.
- Relieves Nausea-From morning sickness to motion sickness-even in case of food poisoning, ginger provides fast relief and has soothing effect on the digestive tract.
- Helps With Heartburn-Ginger has been used since centuries to cure heartburn.
Treats Cold & Flu-Ginger is commonly used to treat flu and cold symptoms.
Provides Migraine Relief-The root relieves pain due to its ability to stop inflammation in blood vessels.
Delicious Maple-Ginger Apple Butter
I am providing you ingredients you’ll need to prepare this mouth watering maple-ginger apple butter.
Maple-Ginger Apple Butter
Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 10-12 Biscuits
- One pound peeled, cored and sliced apples
- Half cup maple syrup
- One cup apple juice
- Two oz fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- One teaspoon sea salt
- Half teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
- Two tablespoons candied ginger, minced fine
- Place a medium sauce pot place over medium high heat. Now add some ginger, apples, and juice and cook three of them till very, very soft.
- Transfer this mixture to a sieve ad pass it through it. You can also pass it through a fine food mill.
- Add the spices and syrup and some salt and cook the mixture till its thickened.
- Gently fold in the minced candied ginger.
- Once it cools down, you can transfer it to a glass bottle and enjoy by spreading on toast, breads, and other fruits. You can even serve this delicacy with pork!