Ginger root is consumed as a delicacy, medicine, or spice.
Ginger cultivation began in South Asia and has since spread to East Africa and the Caribbean.
Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice.
The ginger rhizomes are often used as a snack or just cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can also be steeped in boiling water to make ginger tea, to which honey is often added; sliced orange or lemon fruit may also be added. Ginger can also be made into candy, or ginger wine which has been made commercially since 1740.