Crystalized Ginger Nutrition
Crystallized ginger is a dried fruit version of the somewhat spicy ginger root that people have been eating for centuries. Slices of the root are cooked in sugar water then rolled in sugar to dry and preserve it. Many people use it in desserts, but also for its medicinal purposes as a digestive aid, cure for nausea and many cold symptoms.
Nine pieces of crystallized ginger, approximately 30 grams, contain about 100 calories, with zero calories from fat.
The 30-gram serving of crystallized ginger provides 26 grams of carbohydrates. This total includes 11 grams of sugar, zero grams of fiber and 15 grams of other carbohydrates. Crystallized ginger is classified as a 100 percent carbohydrate food, with no protein or fat.
Vitamins and Minerals
Crystallized ginger includes vitamin A, Beta Carotene, 40 milligrams of calcium, 1.1 milligrams of iron and 10 milligrams of sodium.
Crystallized ginger is completely free of fat and saturated fat.
As a Remedy
Ginger root, even in its crystallized version, is still an excellent remedy for many different ailments. People have been using ginger for centuries to treat everything from nausea to dysentery, to coughs. Being a natural remedy many people encourage its use in instances such as morning sickness associated with pregnancy or food poisoning while traveling as it is usually easily found and traveled with. It is also suggested for diabetics as it can reduce blood glucose and speed up the metabolism. Many use it simply as a digestive aid, for stomach cramping or gas. Ginger can also help break high fevers and treat coughs and other respiratory conditions associated with cold or flu. Because of its ability to lower body temperature, many menopausal women also find it to be helpful in easing hot flashes.