Superfoods: separating fact from fiction

We've all heard about 'superfoods' but just how good are they? Samantha Selinger-Morris takes you through the A-Z of the pantry's superheroes.

Ginger: Not just the hottest cast member of Gilligan's Island, ginger is a key part of traditional Chinese medicine. Why? Because this underground stem is rich in phytochemicals, including beta-carotene (which helps maintain good eyesight), curcumin and salicylates, which can be used to relieve numerous ailments, including nausea, motion sickness and pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis.

Read more in The Sydney Morning Herald's two part series

Written by Samantha Selinger-Morris, The Sydney Morning Herald