a crystalline solid organic compound that gives ginger its pungent taste.
another weapon in your kitchen's cancer prevention arsenal, fresh ginger contains gingerol while dried ginger forms zingerone. "gingerol and zingerone are thought to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore may be protective against cancer," explains bethany smith, rd, a nutritionist at georgia cancer specialists in atlanta. store ginger in the freezer and grate a bit into lentils or rice when cooking. steeping a few thin slices in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes can create a calming tea that may help with nausea and also decrease cancer risk. everydayhealth.com
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