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OR, Oleoresin; SR, Superesin (a blend of oleoresin and essential oil). Source: Farrell (1985).

OR, Oleoresin; SR, Superesin (a blend of oleoresin and essential oil). Source: Farrell (1985).

flavorant characteristics (Farrell, 1985). This weight of oleoresin is added to sufficient salt, sugar, dextrose, or other edible dry material as a carrier to total 100 lb of dry, soluble spice. One pound of such dry, soluble spice is equivalent to 1 lb of the corresponding freshly ground spice. The spice extractive equivalencies of ginger are given in Table 15.1 (Farrell, 1985).

Spices have little value as nutrients, as they are used only in very small quantities. However, when ginger is consumed as ginger beer or ale, the intake also may be significant nutritionally. The nutritional composition of ginger is given in Table 15.2.

Table 15.2 Nutritional composition of ginger

Composition

USDA Handbook 8-2a (Ground)

ASTAb

Water (g)

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