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Ginger, the "Horn Root"

Its current name comes from the Middle English gingivere, but ginger dates back over 3,000 years to the Sanskrit sringaveram meaning "horn root" with reference to its appearance. In Greek it was ziggiberis, and in Latin, zinziberi. Although it was well-known to the ancient Romans and recorded as a subject of a Roman tax in the second century after being imported via the Red Sea to Alexandria, it nearly disappeared in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. Thanks to Marco Polo's trip to the Far East, ginger came back into favor in Europe, becoming not only a much-coveted spice, but also a very expensive one. Tariff duties appear in the records of Marseilles in 1228 and in Paris in 1296. Ginger was known in England before the Norman Conquest, as it is commonly found in the 11th century Anglo-Saxon leech books.

Ginger (botanical name Zingiber officinale and in the same family as turmeric and cardamom) is native to Southern Asia and has long been a staple addition to Asian cuisines.

It has a tan skin and flesh that ranges in color from pale greenish yellow to ivory. It has a peppery and slightly sweet flavor, with a pungent and spicy aroma. This extremely versatile root .......

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