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Is ginger ale considered a soda?

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Ginger ale is a carbonated beverage and is classified as a soda or soft drink. This drink is golden in color and is flavored with the ginger root or other artificial flavors.

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Ginger ale was first introduced in Canada and the United States in 1851 by Dr. Thomas Cantrell. This beverage is available in golden and dry versions.

Ginger ale has a low yeast content due to the fermentation process used to carbonate it. The soft drink is flavored with high-fructose corn syrup. Lemon and lime juices are also often used to provide a slight citrus flavor.

Ginger ale is often used as a remedy to treat upset stomach, sore throat, cough and motion sickness.

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