Established in 1984, The Ginger People, Abby & Bruce Leeson, began its mission to produce the world’s finest range of ginger products and ingredients.
Why? Herbalists have used ginger for thousands of years to restore vital energy, stimulate circulation and relieve countless maladies including nausea, headaches and arthritis. Modern science backs what the ancients have known for centuries: Ginger is one of nature’s most powerful herbal remedies. Add in ginger’s versatile flavor and culinary prowess, and it’s clear why they’re passionate about this venerable spice.
Today, The Ginger People remains a family-owned-and-operated business offering over 80 ginger ingredients and finished products. Over the years, The Ginger People has deepened its commitment (and addiction) to ginger, its purity and its healthful properties. As North America’s top-selling ginger brand, The Ginger People proudly manufactures and supplies all-natural and organic ginger products using only the most premium ginger sourced from the premier growing regions around the world.
Non GMO Project Verified
Although all of their products are Non GMO, as a further commitment they’ve enrolled their entire product line into the Non GMO Project. And tehy’re the first ginger brand to do so! Many of their products have completed the process, with just a few still going through the lengthy, third party verification.
Gluten Free Naturally
The Ginger People appreciates the difficulties faced by those dealing with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity and remains committed to providing every customer, regardless of dietary restrictions, the best in wholesome foods with simple and understandable ingredient lists. Many of their ginger products are naturally gluten free. For their products that could be made with ingredients that contain gluten, they seek alternatives. For example, some of their sauces used to contain traditional soy sauce. They have since converted to wheat-free tamari soy sauce. When appropriate, they declare “Gluten Free” on their labels. They encourage you to read product labels and use your own discretion in deciding whether a product is appropriate for your consumption given your specific sensitivities. The Ginger People makes every effort to provide you with the information necessary to make an informed decision.
A portion of their ginger range is certified organic through the USDA and ECOCERT, in concert with accredited certifiers such as Quality Assurance International (QAI). They encourage you to read product labels and use your own discretion in deciding whether a product is appropriate for your consumption given your specific sensitivities. The Ginger People makes every effort to provide you with the information necessary to make an informed decision.
The Many Health Benefits of Ginger!
Ginger Can Treat Many Forms of Nausea, Especially Morning Sickness. A 2009 study funded by the National Cancer Institute found patients who consumed ginger had significantly reduced nausea following chemotherapy. A separate study found ginger more effective than the anti-nausea drug Dramamine in blocking motion sickness.
Gin Gins are a soothing travel treat. Great for long car journeys if you suffer from travel sickness.
Studies at the University of Singapore have shown that ginger may be a cell modulator in cancer cells. Shogaols, a constituent found in ginger, exhibit potential in suppressing cancer cell invasion and inflammation in breast carcinoma cells.
Studies at Cornell University revealed that gingerols, an active ingredient in ginger, prevent abnormal blood coagulation, which improves circulation and guards against heart attacks. While improving circulation, ginger reduces blood cholesterol levels by improving liver function.
Called “The Great Medicine” by ancient Indian vaids, ginger has been shown to improve gastric mobility (i.e. it helps push food and waste through the digestive system) and hinders the absorption of cholesterol.
Cold and Flu Remedy
Fresh ginger is known to have strong antiviral properties, which can help to tackle cold and flu viruses. The other properties ginger has for soothing the throat, relieving aches and pains and settling the stomach can help to lessen the symptoms of colds and flus.
A study published in Psychotherapy Research showed ginger to be equally as effective as prescription drug Sumatriptan at preventing the onset of migraines and reducing their severity. Ginger has the added benefit of having no serious or frequent side effects associated with its use medicinally.
Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds believed to soothe joint and muscle pain and, according to research by the University of Maryland, evidence has shown that ginger may help reduce pain from osteoarthritis.
Ginger has been used in Eastern medicine as a libido stimulant for centuries. It is thought that libido is improved thanks to ginger’s effects on improving circulation and blood flow and increasing energy levels.
Ginger has strong antioxidant properties, helping to promote longevity by protecting cells from damaging ‘free radicals’, which can cause disease.
Ginger has many digestive benefits and is used by many cultures for the relief of flatulence.