The Ginger People Sauces for Cooking, Dipping, and Marinading

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I know that many ginger fans are quite familiar with Gin Gins Ginger Candies from The Ginger People. But did you know they have a whole cooking line, too? It include The Ginger People Sauces, which come in five gluten-free, ginger-forward varieties.

The Ginger People Sauces for Dipping, Cooking, and Marinading. All gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and ginger-forward.

The Ginger People Sauces for Cooking, Dipping, and Marinading

So far, we’ve tried four varieties of The Ginger People Sauces. I’ve included our thoughts with each of those flavors, but please do add your own rating and review below if you’ve tried any of them!

Ginger Peanut

Wow!  Sweet, spicy, bold, rich… this sauce really hits the mark. As a cooking sauce, it added pleasant flavor, but I thought the essence of the sauce was lost. This is a true dipping and pouring sauce in my mind. It is perfect for dipping spring rolls, stirring into Asian pasta salad, pouring atop steamed veggies and rice, using as a satay dip, or adding to a chicken stir-fry after you remove it from the stove.

The Ginger People Sauces for Dipping, Cooking, and Marinading. All gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and ginger-forward. Pictured: Ginger PeanutIngredients: water, apple cider vinegar, tamari soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol, vinegar, lactic acid), peanut flour, ginger, sugar, modified corn starch, organic honey, jalapeno puree (jalapeno peppers, salt, acetic acid), expeller pressed canola oil, garlic (garlic, citric acid), salt, dried onion, curry powder (spices, turmeric, salt), sesame oil. contains: peanut, soy and sesame.

Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 25 calories, 1g fat, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 2g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Ginger Sesame

To my dismay, this marinade continuously wanted to separate.  A split second after shaking, the potent chili spiked oil floated back to the top. I tried to pour as quickly as possible, but the first few pours were still way too spicy. As we got further into the bottle, the flavor was nicer.

We really liked this as a salad dressing – it was a bit like a vinaigrette, but with actual chunks of ginger. It also worked well as a marinade. The flavor wasn’t too bold, but we drizzled a little more on after cooking and it was delicious. We thought it paired well with both chicken and tofu.

The Ginger People Sauces for Dipping, Cooking, and Marinading. All gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and ginger-forward. Pictured: Ginger SesameIngredients: water, tamari soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol, vinegar, lactic acid), expeller pressed canola oil, ginger, rice vinegar, sugar, toasted sesame seed oil, distilled vinegar, shredded ginger (ginger, sugar, rice vinegar, water, salt, citric acid), candied ginger (ginger, sugar), jalapeno puree (jalapeno peppers, salt, acetic acid), salt, sesame seeds, dried shallots, dried garlic, xanthan gum. contains: soy and sesame seeds.

Nutrition (per tablespoon): 30 calories, 2.5g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 1g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Ginger Lime

This flavor was much thicker than the Ginger Sesame, almost like an Asian-style barbecue sauce. It has a bold taste, but didn’t penetrate as well as expected as a marinade. However, we loved it as a simmer sauce. My husband, who claims to not like ginger in any form, scarfed his serving of ginger lime chicken down and went back for seconds.

The Ginger People Sauces for Dipping, Cooking, and Marinading. All gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and ginger-forward. Pictured: Ginger LimeIngredients: water, tamari soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol, vinegar, lactic acid), expeller pressed canola oil, ginger, rice vinegar, sugar, toasted sesame seed oil, distilled vinegar, shredded ginger (ginger, sugar, rice vinegar, water, salt, citric acid), candied ginger (ginger, sugar), jalapeno puree (jalapeno peppers, salt, acetic acid), salt, sesame seeds, dried shallots, dried garlic, xanthan gum. contains: soy and sesame seeds.

Nutrition (per tablespoon): 20 calories, 0g fat, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 4g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Sweet Ginger Chili

This brilliant orange sauce immediately reminded me of Thai-style sweet chili sauce. It is remarkably similar, but boasts red pepper puree, and of course, ginger. I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but The Ginger People’s version of sweet chili sauce was actually sweeter than the traditional. For us, this one was just too intensely sweet and spicy.

The Ginger People Sauces for Dipping, Cooking, and Marinading. All gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and ginger-forward. Pictured: Sweet Ginger ChiliIngredients: cane sugar, water, distilled vinegar, roasted red bell pepper puree (red pepper, water, salt, citric acid), modified corn starch, ginger, candied ginger (ginger, sugar), dried garlic, shredded ginger (ginger, sugar, rice vinegar, water, salt, citric acid), chili pepper, paprika extractive.

Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 80 calories, 0g fat, 19g carbs, 0g fiber, 17g sugars (includes 17g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Spicy Ginger Teriyaki

The Ginger People Sauces for Dipping, Cooking, and Marinading. All gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and ginger-forward. Pictured: Spicy Ginger TeriyakiIngredients: brown sugar, tamari soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, sugar, alcohol, vinegar, lactic acid), water, sugar, candied ginger (ginger, sugar), salt, roasted red bell pepper puree (red pepper, water, salt, citric acid), jalapeno puree (jalapeno peppers, salt, acetic acid), distilled vinegar, garlic (garlic, citric acid), dried garlic, chili pepper, xanthan gum, ginger, paprika extractive. contains: soy.

Nutrition (per tablespoon): 40 calories, 0g fat, 9g carbs, 0g fiber, 8g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), <1g protein.*

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More Facts on The Ginger People Sauces

Price: $5.19 per 12.7-ounce bottle

Availability: The Ginger People Sauces are sold at Kroger stores and natural food stores, but they are also readily available online in the U.S. and Canada. You can order them from Amazon and Vitacost.

Certifications: We did not note any certifications on The Ginger People Sauces.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, The Ginger People Sauces are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan (one variety contains honey), and vegetarian. Select varieties are made without peanut and/or soy.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Ginger People website at gingerpeople.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Peanut Sauce & Ginger Lime

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July 28, 2020

We loved the peanut sauce for dipping, and the ginger lime sauce as a cooking sauce. The chili sauce was just too sweet for our tastes. The ginger sesame sauce was pretty good, but separates too easily. We haven’t tried the teriyaki yet.

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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