You’re poking that ambiguous beige item resting next to your tempura roll around with your chopsticks. You’re new to the sushi game, and all of these bright and spicy foods are foreign to you. You manage to situate your utensils in the shape of a cross-sword and succeed in grappling the wiggly root firm enough to sniff it once, and then you taste it. There’s an immediate rush to your head and your eyes become wide from the sensations of what you’re realizing is ginger. Wow! It’s served with your Sashimi for a reason, a delicious and beneficial reason. Candied ginger is typically made when pieces of the root are dried, cooked, and covered in sugar. The sweet pick me up may be a tingly, happy, surprise for your taste buds, but it’s also a centuries-old remedy used to treat numerous ailments.
Ginger is a member of the plant family that includes cardamom and turmeric, hence its exotic taste. We consume the rhizome of the plant, which is a stem from which the roots grow. Citizens of India and China are thought to have grown ginger as a tonic root to treat many ailments. Present day, Ginger is grown in humid tropics, and India is its largest producer.
Of the 115 different chemical components found in ginger root, the therapeutic benefits come from gingerols, the oily resin from the root that acts as a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Chewing on a piece of ginger candy can curb pain caused from inflammation, GI distresses, nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and other forms of pain. This isn’t to suggest that ginger candy is a magical food item that cures all ailments, but in some cases, it can help.
Ways to Use Candied Ginger
Candied ginger isn’t just a sweet treat for after a meal, but can be used in various recipes as well. You can add it to a chopped citrus salad with walnuts, or to the batter of baked goods like cakes, pies, cookies, etc. Incorporate candied ginger in your daily diet as a tasty way to maintain a healthy and happy digestive system.
In the Mood for A Ginger Candy?
Since 1915, Wockenfuss has been a family owned and operated business creating the finest confections in Baltimore, MD. With our 9 convenient locations throughout Maryland, there is sure to be a Wockenfuss store near you. Come visit us to see our selection of summer favorites such as chocolate seashells and saltwater taffy. We’d be happy to help you select the perfect sweet treat, whether for you or as a gift for a loved one. If you have any questions about our sweet seasonal candies, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling us at 1-800-296-4414 or emailing info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, and Pinterest too!