The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Gingersnap fun facts.

The Facts: A ginger snap is a globally popular cookie based snack food, flavored with ginger.

  • Gingersnaps were first baked commercially in 1862.
  • In the UK, the Isle of Man, Australia, and New Zealand and most of the former British Empire, they are often called ginger nuts.
  • July 1st is National Gingersnap Day.
  • Ginger can be used to treat motion sickness.
  • Dried ginger is great for health benefits, but fresh ginger “root” is the most potent.  As long as fresh ginger is not fully peeled, it can last for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.
  • Ginger is a natural decongestant and antihistamine.
  • Gingersnaps are often eaten as snacks on their own, or used to top desserts such as ice cream, gelato or mousse.
  • The first published recipe for gingersnaps was in 1805 by Mrs. H.L. Webster.

Gingersnap Fun Facts We Missed

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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Gingersnaps.