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Ginger SPICE

LIGHTLY SPICED CARROT SOUP

Lemongrass and curry powder give this autumn staple a little lift. see recipe, page 56 >>

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NUTRITION INFO

PER SERVE 930kJ, protein 5g, total fat 2g (sat. fat 2g), carbs 27g, fibre 12g, sodium 369mg • Carb exchanges 2 • GI estimate low • Gluten-free option

THE HEALTH BENEFITS

The root of the ginger plant was revered as a culinary and medicinal spice in ancient India, China, Greece and Rome. Gingerbread, ginger beer and preserved ginger are all familiar products. But ginger is more than a seasoning – its medicinal properties have been valued and used throughout the ages.

ORIGINS

Native to South-East Asia, India and China, ginger has been an integral component of people’s diets and valued for its aromatic, culinary and medicinal properties for thousands of years. The Romans first imported ginger from

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