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Paleo Foods: Ginger

Ginger highlights

Ginger root, or more simply ginger, is an aromatic and spicy root that is often found in Asian dishes and commonly used in alternative medicine. Ginger is well known for alleviating a host of symptoms, like nausea, vomiting and an upset stomach.

Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These anti-inflammatory compounds have been shown to help reduce muscle pain after exercise. It has also been known to relieve joint pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis.

Nutrition Details

NutrientAbsolute amount, per 1 ounce of ginger%DV, per 1 ounce of ginger
Vitamin C1.4 mg2%
Folate3.1 mcg1%
Potassium116 mg3%
Magnesium12.0 mg3%
Copper0.1 mg3%
Manganese0.1 mg3%

Macronutrients Macros in Context

Here’s how a serving of 1 ounce of ginger stacks up in the context of a typical Paleo meal:

Blue bars show the typical range in grams for a Paleo meal. For example, a Paleo meal usually includes 30-60 grams of fat, but where you personally fall in that range will depend on your preference.

Orange dots show how 1 ounce of ginger fits into the typical nutrient profile of a Paleo meal.

Macros in Context - Ginger

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Cooking with it Cook It


Add a bit of grated ginger to glazed carrots or pureed sweet potatoes.


Combine ginger, coconut aminos, sesame oil and honey, then pour over beef or chicken.


Steep grated ginger in boiling water and add lemon juice and honey for a hot ginger tea.


Add grated ginger to a paleo-friendly muffin or gingersnap cookie.

Recipe ideas Recipe Ideas

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Garlic-Ginger Sauce

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Garlic-Ginger Sauce

Ginger Carrot Soup

Ginger Carrot Soup

Ginger, Beef, and Mushroom Stir-fry

Ginger, Beef, and Mushroom Stir-fry

Ginger Citrus Roast Chicken

Ginger Citrus Roast Chicken

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