January Spice Club – Ground Ginger

Spice Club decorative cover photo.

Try something new! Our featured spice for the month of January is Ground Ginger. You’re welcome to pick up a Spice Club kit beginning Tuesday January 2nd at 9am. The kit will contain:

  • a sample of the spice
  • recipe cards
  • history of the spice
  • a list of cookbooks you can check out from the library

Spice Club kits go fast! Unable to make it in time to grab one of your own? Try out a recipe! The three recipes included in the kit are linked below.

Ground Ginger Quick Facts

  • Ginger spice comes from the herbaceous perennial plant of the family Zingiberaceae.
  • The ginger plant is native to southeastern Asia.
  • The plant’s aromatic, pungent rhizome (underground stem) is not only used for the spice, but it is also used for medicine, other foods, and perfumes.
  • It’s generic name, zingiber, is derived from the Greek zingiberis, which comes from the Sanskrit name of the spice, singabera.
  • Ginger was used in India and China in ancient times, and by the 1st century CE traders had taken it into the Mediterranean region. By the 11th century it was well known in England, and Spaniards brought it to the West Indies and Mexico soon after the conquest.

Information Source

Questions about Spice Club? Contact Ashley at 315-785-7714 or send her an email.