Ginger is one of the most expensive food commodities, fresh ginger rhizome, powder ginger and dry ginger rhizome are always in high demand. Ginger is used extensively in cooking. Dry and powdered ginger is also in high demand due to its nutritional value. Ginger is also used to make popular products like gingerbread, cookies, crackers and cakes, ginger ale, and ginger beer. Ginger contains Gingerol, an organic compound that has extensive medicinal properties.