Of course not. Ginger extract has different use value from fresh ginger. Gingerol is the active ingredient of ginger, and also has many medical and health characteristics. Although the dehydration process will reduce gingerol, the role of this ingredient will be more accurate and effective. It depends on how you use ginger extract or fresh ginger.
Ginger has a long history and a wide range of functions. It is also a familiar food in many countries. Its traditional eating methods are mainly used to enhance the flavor of dishes. It is one of the most popular flavoring spices so far. So what is the ginger extract that has become hot in recent years? What is the difference with fresh ginger?
Ginger extract refers to the effective components extracted from the plant ginger, which are volatile oil and gingerol.
Different shapes: as we all know, fresh ginger is generally irregular in shape, with many branches and dense nodes, and yellow section color. Ginger extract is generally light yellow to yellowish brown powder or yellow liquid.
Different uses: the medicinal value of fresh ginger: from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, ginger has the effects of dispersing cold and relieving the external symptoms, warming to stop vomiting, restoring yang and unblocking pulse, and eliminating dampness and phlegm. Drinking ginger tea more often when you have a cold or body cold can help alleviate these symptoms. Edible value of fresh ginger: it can be used as a spice, for cooking, for enhancing the flavor and flavor of dishes, or can be ground into powder to make tea and soup.
The use of ginger extract will be more extensive. It is often used in ginger flavor foods, including beverages, candy, snack foods, etc., promoting food innovation; It will also be used in shampoo and care products, such as ginger shampoo, which we are familiar with; At the same time, it will also be used as spices, but it only appears in the spices mixed with other similar complementary spices and plays a complementary role with other spices.