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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.
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
- ginger ale
- ginger beer
- Candied ginger, or crystallized ginger, is the root cooked in sugar until soft, and is a type of confectionery.
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
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:
Star anise is also used for increasing sexual drive.
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