Ginger is one of the most overlooked plants when it comes to treating affections. It’s a shame, really, because ginger tea can combat many unpleasant conditions, like digestive problems, pains in the joints, nausea, headaches and the list goes on. The upside, though, is that ginger is a relatively common plant that you can find at every store.
One way of preparing ginger is by transforming it into powder. Having a cup of ginger powder in arm’s reach at all times can contribute a lot to your health. Whenever you have a runny nose, an especially aching menstruation cramp or, really, any other problem, ginger powder can eliminate them, no strings attached, no side effects!
In order to prepare ginger powder, you will need one of three things: a coffee grinder, a spice processor or a food processor.
Before transforming the ginger plant into powder, make sure it is properly dried. For that, you can use a dehydrator. If you do not own one, go to the store and buy this machine, because you can use it with many other varieties of fruits. If you are still not keen on purchasing one, you can dry up the ginger roots naturally by placing them under the hot sun.
If you decide to make your own ginger powder and you are worried that it will spoil quickly, do not worry, because that will not be the case for the next 8 to 12 weeks. That is a pretty impressive shelf life, so it would make no sense to buy this ingredient.
Therefore, here are a few easy steps that you have to follow in order to prepare ginger powder.
- Remove the peel from the ginger root
All you need for this first easy step is a fresh ginger root. Wash it meticulously with water, and peel the hard skin of the root with a peeler knife.
- Cut it up
After you are done peeling the ginger root, cut it into thin pieces. By doing this, you will speed up the drying process (remember, use a dehydrator or leave it under the sun to dry it up properly!)
You can also cut it up into really small pieces if that is your favorite way of doing things because it will not make a difference.
- Wait for the ginger slices or pieces to properly dry
As soon as you finished cutting the ginger root, put it on a rack and insert the rack in the dehydrator. The drying process takes a few hours. If you do not own a dehydrator, put the pieces on the same rack under the sun.
Once the ginger pieces are properly dried, it is time to transform them into powder. In order to do this, use a food processor, a coffee grinder or spice. Make sure to pulverize those slices until there is nothing left out of them besides the powder!
- Now for the fun part
All you have to do now is to place the powder in a tight container. You do not have to store the powder in the fridge – place it in a dry place, like a shelve.
That’s about it. Transforming ginger roots into powder is simple, fast and anybody can do it. Consume the powder on a daily basis and you will feel healthier in no time!