Candied ginger: a tasty recipe rich in benefits

Other than being very tasty, this product is also rich in benefits. Let’s see how to make it at home.

Ginger is a plant coming from the Far East, but nowadays it is widely used in the West, too, thanks to its countless benefits and its spicy flavor. You can use it in many different ways, from herbal teas to savoury meals, but also for desserts and grandma’s old remedies.

Candied ginger is very tasty. It is perfect as a snack between your meals. Let’s see its benefits and how to prepare it at home!

Ginger benefits

This product is amazing in the fight against digestive problems such as nausea, gastritis and ulcers. Moreover, it has a detox effect, it purifies the liver and helps preventing colon and rectum cancer.

Candied ginger

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Hot ginger, lemon and honey herbal teas are amazing against flu symptoms, cough and cold. Finally, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, it is useful against headaches and joint pains.

How to prepare candied ginger?

You need:

– half a kilo of fresh ginger;

– half a kilo of cane sugar;

– a liter and a half of water.

First of all, wash and peel the ginger. Then, dice or slice it. Boil it for 30 minutes, until soft, drain and preserve the water in which you cooked it. You can drink it as a tea!

Put your cooked ginger in a pot with some clean water, without covering it. Then, add the sugar and let cook for 20-30 minutes, until the water has completely evaporated. Drain your ginger and let it cool down on a kitchen towel.

Remember that you can buy dried ginger or supplements with this ingredient on Amazon.

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ultimo aggiornamento: 25-04-2019

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