Fresh ginger has a pungent aroma and sharp, spicy flavor; it is used in soups, stir fries and teas. When used in roasted or slow cooked dishes, ginger has a more mellow taste and a warm, woody flavor. Different cooking techniques can vary the taste of ginger dramatically.
Ginger: Health benefits and dietary tips. Possible health benefits include relieving nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness, and pain. The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice.