Moroccan spice - ginger - skinjbir

spice ginger - skinjbir

Ginger is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale.

To form the ginger used in cooking, the rhizome are first dried then put powder.


The word "ginger" comes from Latin zingiberi, the Moroccan word for it is "skinjbir".

Arabs fetched ginger from East Africa, more precisely from Zanzibar. Arabs called the inhabitants of Zanzibar "zenj" word they gave to the spice.

Its use

It is one of the main ingredients of Moroccan cuisine, it is used in most tagines or couscous.

Health Benefits

Ginger has digestive properties, relieves nausea, aids digestion, he have anti-inflammatory virtues and help to reduces cholesterol.

Our Advice :
  • It is a spice that can be used anywhere without the risk of being wrong.
  • As all spices, it should be stored in an airtight container and away from heat to maintain its freshness longer.

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