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Ginger Root Powder Organic
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Ginger was used in ancient times as a food preservative and to help treat digestive problems. To treat digestive problems, Greeks would eat ginger wrapped in bread. Eventually ginger was added to the bread dough creating that wonderful treat many around the globe love today: gingerbread! Ginger ale eventually stemmed from a ginger beer made by the English and Colonial America as a remedy for diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Ginger thrives in the tropics and warmer regions and is therefore currently grown in parts of West Africa, the West Indies, India and China with the best quality ginger coming from Jamaica where it is most abundant. In the United States, ginger is grown in Florida, Hawaii, and along the eastern coast of Texas. Gingerroot is characterized by it’s strong sweet, yet woodsy smell. It is tan in color with white to creamy-yellow flesh that can be coarse yet stringy. Medicine Ginger is not just an important spice. It is used to treat many illnesses in Asia and in the West, particularly nausea and travel-sickness. Organic There are 4 ways Organic products are listed 1-100% Organic Must contain 100 percent organically produced ingredients, not counting added water and salt. Label must show an ingredient statement when the product consists of more than one ingredient. Show the name and address of the handler (bottler, distributor, importer, etc,) Certified organic by___� or similar phrase, followed by name of the Certifying agent. The USDA organic seal and/or certifying agent seal(s). 2-Organic Must contain 95 percent organic ingredients, not counting added water and salt. Must not contain added sulfites. May contain up to 5 % of: a. Nonorganically produced agricultural ingredients which are not commercially available in organic form; and/or b. Other substances allowed Show an ingredient statement List the organic ingredients as “organic� when other organic labeling is Shown. Water and salt included as ingredients must not be identified as organic. Show the name and address of the handler (bottler, distributor, importer, etc,) Certified organic by___� or similar phrase, followed by name of the Certifying agent. The USDA organic seal and/or certifying agent seal(s). 3-Made with Organic ingredients Must contain at least 70% organic ingredients, not counting added water and salt. Must not contain added sulfites; except for wine. May contain up to 30% of: a. Nonorganically produced agricultural ingredients and/or b. Other substances including yeast. 4-Most States has Define Organic independently And do not have to follow USDA rules. We found that most states do follow these guide lines Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved or state certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified.