No confection represents the holidays quite as well as gingerbread, does it? The term gingerbread describes
both the hard cookie used to make gingerbread houses and the soft, moist loaf cakes. But, before you take your next bite, here some amazing facts about gingerbread you can share with your family and friends during the holiday season.

Ginger and gingerbread have a long and ancient history Ginger, a common spice today, used to be considered a luxury more than 5,000 years ago. The ginger root was first cultivated in ancient China. Both India and China used it as a tonic to treat indigestion and upset stomachs.