Ginger Grows in the New World

The southeast asian spice, ginger (Zingiber officinale) was first shipped from Santiago in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic) to Spain in 1547. Ginger was grown by planters in Jamaica following the Europeans arrival to the New World.

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  • Ginger: An ancient crop in the New World – Northeast SARE
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  • Ginger – New World Encyclopedia
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  • Herb to Know: Wild Ginger – Mother Earth Living
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  • Asarum canadense – Wikipedia
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