Raw ginger is composed of 79% water, 18% carbohydrates, 2% protein, and 1% fat (table). In 100 grams, raw ginger supplies 80 Calories and contains moderate amounts of vitamin B6 and the dietary minerals, magnesium and manganese.
Ginger can be used for a variety of food items such as vegetables, candy, soda, pickles, and alcoholic beverages. Ginger has a role in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Fresh ginger together with peeled garlic cloves is crushed or ground to form ginger garlic paste. Fresh, as well as dried, ginger is used to spice tea and coffee.