Ginger is native to Southern Asia and India. It is spoken of in the Jewish Talmud, was written about by Marco Polo, and was even recommended by Henry VIII as a remedy against the plague. It is an important ingredient in recipes throughout the world. Fresh ginger root has a light brown, textured skin and white to yellow flesh. It has a peppery, pungent, zesty flavor, and a fibrous, somewhat juicy texture. Also available in organic.