Health Benefits of Ginger Juice and Nutrition Facts
Ginger juice is a simple beverage made from fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale) and water. The easy-to-make juice allows drinkers to take advantage of the health advantages of ginger without cooking or preparing a meal from scratch. While the drink is much healthier than its distant cousin ginger ale, only some ginger juice benefits are supported by strong scientific evidence.
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Ginger Juice Nutrition Facts
The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA for an 30mL serving (just about one ounce) of ginger juice.1
There are 5 grams of carbohydrate in a single serving of ginger juice. The estimated glycemic load of ginger is 2, however, that number is based on the consumption of whole ginger. Drinking ginger juice is not likely to have any effect on your blood sugar unless you add a caloric sweetener.
There is no fat in ginger juice. The most common additions to the basic drink ingredients include foods that are naturally fat-free, such as lemon or coconut water.
There is no protein in ginger juice.
Vitamins and Minerals
Ginger juice does not provide significant vitamins or minerals. Although you will get 417mg of potassium or about 8.9% of the daily value established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Whole fresh ginger contributes small amounts of certain vitamins and minerals. For example, a quarter cup of ginger slices contributes 1.2 mg of vitamin C. However, that small amount is only 2 percent of your total recommended daily intake if you consume a 2,000 calorie per day diet.
One quarter cup of ginger also provides 99.6 mg or 3 percent of your daily allowance of potassium, 10.3 mg or 3 percent of your daily intake of magnesium, 2 percent of your daily intake of vitamin B6 and one percent of your daily intake of niacin and folate. But when you drink ginger juice—instead of whole ginger—you are not likely to gain these micronutrient benefits except in very trace amounts.
One 30mL serving of ginger juice contains 20 calories, most of which come from carbohydrates.
Health Benefits of Ginger Juicer
The health benefits of ginger are widely promoted. For that reason, many people consume ginger tea or add ginger to their favorite food recipes. Now, ginger juice has become popular so that it is easier for consumers to gain these purported health benefits. But not all of the claims are supported by strong science.
Studies (those done in labs, on animals, and on humans) are generally performed using fresh ginger. It is unclear whether drinking ginger juice can provide any of the benefits that consuming sliced, shredded, or whole ginger can provide.
Aids in Digestive Health
Ginger is often used to calm stomach discomfort, reduce nausea and vomiting, relieve indigestion, treat diarrhea, stimulate the appetite, and even to reduce symptoms of morning sickness or chemotherapy.2 Scientists are not sure exactly how ginger provides these benefits, but they do know that compounds in ginger increase production of digestive juices and saliva. Scientists note that human studies into these gastrointestinal benefits are lacking and more research needs to be performed.
May Lower Blood Pressure
Studies have shown that ginger may help lower blood pressure in study participants under the age of 50.3 Ginger has also been found to help thin the blood by preventing blood platelets from sticking together. But while this benefit may help some, it can be dangerous for others. For example, people who are about to undergo surgery are generally advised to avoid ginger and other foods that thin the blood.
May Help Prevent Cancer
Lab and animal studies have also suggested that ginger may help reduce inflammation and reduce your risk for cancer. A 2013 scientific review found that ginger’s anti-inflammatory response may aid in preventing various cancers.4
Aids in Muscle Pain Recovery
The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger also suggest that the food assists in the management of pain. A 2010 randomized trial shows that supplementation with ginger may help reduce pain following eccentric exercise.5
May Reduce Menstrual Pain
Similar to its effect on muscles following exercise, other studies have found that ginger can be as effective as ibuprofen in relieving pain in women with menstrual aches.6
While uncommon, allergies to ginger may occur. A ginger allergy may cause skin inflammation, redness, or rash and hives. Speak to a doctor if you suspect you may have a ginger allergy.
Adverse Effects of Ginger Juice
While ginger in many forms may provide some health benefits, some people should be cautious about including it in their diets.
For example, even though there are claims that ginger can help pregnant women avoid morning sickness, health experts advise that pregnant and lactating women should avoid ginger supplements. Additionally, medical sources say that patients should avoid ginger for two weeks before surgery and then again after surgery because of its blood-thinning properties.7 Ginger supplements should also be avoided in patients with bleeding disorders. Lastly, sources say that ginger is not always safe for those with gallstones.
People taking blood thinners, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), tacrolimus, insulin, or any medication to lower blood glucose should avoid ginger supplements and speak to their doctor before including ginger in their diet.
Varieties of Ginger Juice
When purchasing prepared ginger juice at the grocery store, always remember to check the ingredients list to see if the juice is pure ginger or a blend of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Often, ginger juice may be mixed with lemon or other fruits.
How to Make Ginger Juice
We can make ginger juice in the home manual.
Simple! Just wash, blend and filter. You can use a juicer if you own one, but a blender is just fine.
- Buy fresh ginger root. It’s a tan gnarly root found in the root/potato/onion area of your grocery store’s produce section.
- Wash your root with water. If you have a brush, use it to get off any muddy spots. I also trim away dirty areas.
- Do you have to peel? No, because you will be filtering the chopped root, but if you want to, use a small spoon to scrap off skin.
- Chop up the root into pieces to help your blender (or juicer) and process. I use a ratio of 2 cups of chopped ginger root with 1 cup of water.
- Pour the blended mixture through a fine strainer and push to dry the pulp with a rubber spatula.
- The resulting liquid is your Ginger Juice. Refrigerate.
- Want to save the pulp? Dry it in an oven at 150 F for 3 hours and blend or process into Ginger Powder, the same ground spice you buy at the grocery store.
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Automatic Ginger Juice Making Machine with Crushing Function is used to crushing fresh ginger and make ginger juice. This machine can feed whole fresh ginger, which not needs to cut into small pieces because we already equip suitable crushing machine for ginger. Juice Extracting Machine uses high quality 304 stainless steel material, can be fruit juice and vegetable juice press work, with high efficiency, low energy consumption, the advantages of high juice rate. It can be used to make tomatoes juice, carrot juice, white turnip juice, sweet potato juice, potato juice, ginger juice, Chinese cabbage juice, green pepper juice, chili juice, bitter gourd juice, cucumber juice, apple juice, pineapple juice, pears juice, orange juice, grape juice, strawberry juice.
How to Make and Storage Ginger Juice
Once you get the ginger home, use as much as you need and store the rest in an air-tight, resealable bag in your refrigerator. Fresh ginger will last about one month when stored properly. If you make a batch of ginger juice at home, it should be good for about two weeks if stored in the refrigerator. However, the ingredients you add to your recipe may change the expiration date of your batch. If you buy commercially prepared ginger juice, the bottle will provide a “best by” date.
How to Use Ginger Juice
To reap any of the benefits listed, drink ginger juice straight or drink a glass of water with a few spoonfuls of ginger juice stirred right in.
Make a seltzer by adding a few spoonfuls of ginger juice to seltzer water and enjoy a fresh and healthy homemade Ginger-ale.
Ginger Beer can be made by adding a tsp of maple syrup to your seltzer and ginger juice to make Ginger Beer!!
Ginger Tea is easy to make – just add a few tablespoonfuls of ginger juice to make a Ginger Tea brew.
Or add it to recipes, soups, juices, smoothies, ice cream, cocktails, salad dressings and more.
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