Ginger is a flowering plant. Mature ginger rhizomes are fibrous and nearly dry. The juice from ginger roots is often used as a seasoning in Indian recipes. Ginger is composed of 79% water, 18% carbohydrates, 2% protein, and 1% fat. Ginger also has a role in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Fresh ginger is one of the main spices used for making pulse and lentil curries and other vegetable preparations.