Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root, or ginger, is widely used as a spice and folk medicine. Ginger is a common spice used world-wide, whether for meals or as folk medicine. Ginger can be used for a variety of food items such as vegetables, candy, soda, pickles, and alcoholic beverages.
Ginger is a fragrant kitchen spice. Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a mild taste. They are often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can be steeped in boiling water to make ginger herb tea, to which honey may be added. Ginger can be made into candy or ginger wine