Ginger – heals and promotes weight loss


Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant in the family Zingiberaceae whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.

Ginger – the content of nutrients, vitamins and minerals

The content of nutrients, vitamins and minerals in ginger USDA – United States Department of Agriculture[1].

Nutrient Unit Value per 100 g
Water g 78,89
Energy kcal 80
Energy kJ 333
Protein g 1,82
Total lipid (fat) g 0,75
Ash g 0,77
Carbohydrate, by difference g 17,77
Fiber, total dietary g 2,0
Sugars, total g 1,70
Calcium, Ca mg 16
Iron, Fe mg 0,6
Magnesium, Mg mg 43
Phosphorus, P mg 34
Potassium, K mg 415
Sodium, Na mg 13
Zinc, Zn mg 0,34
Copper, Cu mg 0,226
Manganese, Mn mg 0,229
Selenium, Se µg 0,7
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) mg 5,0
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) mg 0,025
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) mg 0,034
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) mg 0,750
Vitamin B4 (Choline) mg 28,8
Pantothenic acid (a vitamin B5) mg 0,203
Vitamin B6 mg 0,160
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9, Vitamin B11, Vitamin M, folacin) µg 11
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0,26
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 0,1
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0,203
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0,154
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0,154
Amino Acids
Tryptophan g 0,012
Threonine g 0,036
Isoleucine g 0,051
Leucine g 0,074
Lysine g 0,057
Methionine g 0,013
Cystine g 0,008
Phenylalanine g 0,045
Tyrosine g 0,020
Valine g 0,073
Arginine g 0,043
Histidine g 0,030
Alanine g 0,031
Acid asparganowy g 0,208
Glutamic acid g 0,162
Glycine g 0,043
Proline g 0,041
Serine g 0,045


References & External links

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