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Herbs, spices

Learn the names of some spices and herbs today.

Click the image to learn the names of some common spices and herbs. All the best.

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GINGER/AKAKADURO

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In the akan dialect, it is known as akakaduro.

Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice.Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. They are often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can be steeped in boiling water to make ginger tisane, to which honey is often added; sliced orange or lemon fruit may be added.

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The juice and fiber from ginger is often used as an ingredient in local dishes. it is also used as a seasoning for cooking  meat and preparing vegetarian dishes.

Fresh ginger can be substituted for ground ginger at a ratio of six to one, although the flavors of fresh and dried ginger are somewhat different. Powdered dry ginger root is typically used as a flavoring for recipes such as

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org

Fresh ginger may be peeled before eating. For longer-term storage, the ginger can be placed in a plastic bag and refrigerated or frozen.

When battling with cough, add a bit of sugar (optional) to peeled ginger and and chew.

Ginger can be added to pineapple and orange juice as a preservative.

published by: Sharon Asa

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Star anise/nkitinkiti

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Star anise is an herb.In Ghana, star anise is locally known as nkitinkiti (akan).

People take in star anise for:

It is also used to treat digestive tract problems including:

  • upset stomach/ bloating
  •  loss of appetite
  •  colic in babies.

Some women use star anise for increasing the flow of breast milk, promoting menstruation, and easing childbirth.

Star anise is also used for increasing sexual drive.

source: http://www.webmd.com

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In foods and beverages, star anise is considered a culinary spice; both the seed and oil are used as flavoring.
In Ghana, it makes an important ingredient for stews and meat/fish seasoning.

 

Published by Sharon Asa