The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and gingersnap fun facts. 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.

Gingersnap Fun 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.
  • Ginger can be used to treat motion sickness, can reduce inflammation caused by arthritis and stimulates the circulation of blood.
  • 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.

Key Date

  • July 1st is National Gingersnap Day.

Gingersnap Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any gingersnap fun facts in the comment section or our food truck forum. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Gingersnaps.

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