Have you ever tried the soft pink pickled ginger that often accompanies sushi?  It comes in a little sachet when you buy sushi rolls or at sushi restaurants. The flavour is refreshingly sweet and sour, and it has a pretty light pink colour. It is called “Gari” in Japanese. Maybe you would like to try and make this yourself.

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Pickled ginger is used to ease stomach discomfort, constipation and gas. The anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidant effects of ginger make it a great all-natural stomach aid. It has been linked to improvement in mobility and reduced pain in arthritic joints, too. According to a study from University of Maryland Medical Center, ginger helps prevent blood from clotting, which helps lower and maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Pickled ginger has a slightly sweet and tangy taste. It makes a great addition to marinades and sauces and can be used in dressings, too. If you've ever had sushi, you've gotten a healthy helping of pickled ginger on the side. Traditionally, ginger is eaten in between fish courses to improve the culinary experience and to cleanse the palate from food's flavors. A clean palate allows you to taste what is coming next since your taste buds get a chance to reset.

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