Here’s a ginger chicken soup recipe at BonAppetit.com that is not only tasty but also full of medicinal applications. Ginger can soothe gastrointestinal distress, reducing gas, cramping, and nausea. The zesty spice is also a potent anti-inflammatory. Ginger has been shown to be effective in alleviating pain and improving mobility in people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
When you purchase fresh ginger, look for roots that are firm, smooth and free of mold. Usually, supermarkets carry what is called “mature ginger” that has a thicker skin and requires peeling. Asian markets, on the other hand, generally offer younger ginger as well, which doesn’t need peeling. Unpeeled ginger can last for up to three weeks in your refrigerator. You can also freeze unpeeled ginger for up to six months.
Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer present us with a simple ginger chicken soup recipe that you certainly should bookmark to soothe a queasy tummy, ease achy joints or warm your spirits on a cold evening.
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