Ginger powder || How to make ginger powder

Read through this post to learn how to make ginger powder at home. Homemade ginger powder remains the best because it is free from preservatives and gives you the natural flavour, aroma and most importantly nutrients you so desire. Give it a try and you will outrightly admit that it is the best. Just the aroma oozing out from the powder while being processed will convince you to always make your own ginger powder by yourself.
Ginger, which is botanically known as Zingiber officinale is a flowering plant that is distinguished by its edible rhizome known as ginger or ginger root. Ginger belongs to the family of Zingiberaceae together with turmeric (Curcuma longa). Ginger is universally used as a spice for cooking food as well as used for medicinal purposes and other food productions. Ginger is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows annual pseudostems known as false stems. These false stems bear rolled bases of ginger leaves that bear narrow leaf blades. The inflorescences produce flowers with pale yellow petals that have purple edges. These grow directly from the rhizome on separate shoots. Ginger is originally from Maritime Southeast Asia before spreading to other parts of the world.

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How to process ginger powder
Step 1: Peel the ginger.
Step 2: Wash the ginger.
Step 3: Thinly slice the ginger.
Step 4: Layer the sliced ginger on a food dehydrator.
Step 5: Turn on the food dehydrator and dehydrate the ginger @ 105°F for 10hrs or dry under the sun until properly dried.
Step 6: Mill or blend the dried ginger chips into a fine powder. If using a blender, you might consider sieving the ginger twice until a fine powder is obtained.
Step 7: Store in a clean container and use when needed.
Uses of Ginger powder
1. Ginger powder can be used to spice up food.
2. Ginger powder can be used for making sweets and candies.
3. Ginger powder can be used for making ginger herbal tea.
4. Ginger powder can be used for baking cakes, gingerbread, crackers, cookies etc.
5. Ginger powder can be used for producing ginger beer, ginger wine and ginger ale drinks.
6. Ginger powder can be used for producing folk medicine. The demand for ginger globally continues to increase.

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