Ginger, with its aromatic and spicy flavour, can be used in an endless number of sweet and savoury dishes. Ginger has numerous proven health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, protection against cancer and immune boosting action. To prepare ginger, first peel by scraping off the skin with either a paring knife or spoon, and then slicing, mincing or grating. Ginger can be added to dishes such as stir-fries, salads and curries. It can also be steeped into tea, blended into a smoothie or added into freshly squeezed juice. And of course, it is perfect in sweets, such as gingerbread cookies, cakes and desserts.