Now you can finally add ground ginger to your custom protein bars! Unfortunately, we don’t have a good reason as to why it’s taken so long to add this powerhouse ingredient. Not only does ground ginger add a fabulous taste, it’s also packed with some very unique and significant health benefits. Look out for it under the ‘boosters’ section.
Now a little FAQ on ground ginger…
What is Ginger and How Does it Grow?
Ginger is often mistaken as a root when it is actually a stem that grows horizontally underneath the ground. As the stem grows across the soil, new roots bud and grown underneath while buds sprout leaves from above.
Is Fresh Ginger Healthier than Dried Ginger?
Although the drying process does remove a portion of ‘gingerol’ (a powerful anti-inflammatory phytonutrient), it increases levels of ‘shogaol’ which has similar benefits. Most experts agree that adding any form of ginger to your diet may be beneficial to your health.
What Makes Ginger Healthy?
Fresh and dried ginger has over 100 powerful chemical components, and its therapeutic benefits have been studied extensively throughout the world. It’s been proven to be one of the most potent antioxidant/anti-inflammatory foods on the planet.
What Does It Taste Like?
Ground ginger can be described as slightly spicy/warm with a tinge of sweetness. It has a much milder flavor than fresh ginger.
How Can I Add Ginger it To My Bars?
This ingredient is under the ‘Boosters’ ingredient section at the bottom of the ‘build a bar’ page. You can select up to three ingredients from this section whether you choose to create a ‘gourmet’ or ‘original’ bar.
What Other Ingredients Pair Well with Ground Ginger?
A few of our favorite ingredients to pair with ginger include:
- Cashew butter
- Maple flavor
- Toasted coconut
Of course, there are many other ingredient combinations that will work nicely. Since only a small amount of ginger is included in each box of bars, the flavor profile won’t be overpowering like you might expect.
What are the Health Benefits of Ginger?
There is a long list of health benefits all of which are a result of the plants’ high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Read this article for a comprehensive list of its health benefits.
Should I Try Ginger in my Next Custom Protein Bar?
Yes! If you haven’t ever had ginger in a protein bar, give it a shot. It’s warm flavor compliments many other ingredient options, and to top it all off it has some incredible health benefits!
Want a more intense ginger flavor? We can add extra ginger to your bar – just make a note in the ‘comments’ section on the checkout page.
Thanks for reading, and have fun building your next box of bars!