Homemade Crystallized Ginger AKA Candied ginger with minimal ingredients is a must have in the closet due to its medicinal benefits. Crystallized ginger can reduce inflammation and relieve the pain associated with it! The sugary coating helps your kids eat them without much fuss. The medicinal benefits of ginger are so powerful, even a slightly crystallized sugary coating can’t negate its potency completely. This crystallized ginger recipe accents both the sweet and spicy notes of ginger while also softening its texture into a chewy treat.
What Is Ginger?
Ginger is a perennial herb native to China and India. It is obtained from the plant Zingiber officinale. It is one of the most revered medicines in Ayurveda. Ginger is often referred to as a root, but it is actually an underground stem called rhizome. Ginger is considered the ‘chest of medicine’ in Ayurveda due to its various health benefits.
Is ginger good for you?
Ayurved has been using ginger medicinally for centuries. Ginger is an extremely healthy herb with a variety of benefits. Research shows that ginger is effective in treating upset stomachs, nausea, motion-sickness, pregnancy, lowering cholesterol and inflammation. Though, it does not warrant skipping going to the doctor.
Does candied ginger help heartburn or acid reflux?
The list of benefits of ginger is huge, it relieves indigestion, nausea, colic, gas, heartburn, morning sickness, and motion sickness. In addition, crystallized ginger seems to protect against ulcers, is helpful against internal parasites, and may even ease acid reflux. Tried and tested remedy for coughs is ginger with honey. Ginger compresses relieve sore muscles, stomach cramps, and swollen glands. This is great stuff!!
Honestly, this Crystallized ginger has an amazing flavor!! It has the perfect combination of heat and sweet with a strong ginger taste. Once you have made the crystallized ginger, don't throw the sweet ginger syrup. Add it while baking cake or cookies or even making chai.
How long does Candied Ginger last?
Store the crystallized ginger in an airtight container in a dark, cool place. This helps it to last for several months.
This ginger candy would make a great homemade gift. Or you could keep it for yourself and have an immune boosting ally all year around. Enjoy!
- 2 cup fresh ginger
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- Place medium sauce pan with water and sugar on the stove . Bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar.
- Add ginger to the sugar water and simmer on low heat for 1-1 ½ hours you can cut in small cubes, juliennes, or round slices. Remove from heat and strain.
- Carefully move the ginger to a rack and sprinkle with sugar. Let them dry for few hours in a cool dry place, turning them halfway through.
- Store in a sealed container.Reserved ginger syrup liquid can be used in Tea..cake,waffle..
- Store in airtight container in refrigerator
If you like this Crystallized Ginger recipe, you could also try making these Vitamin C Gummies, which are always a big hit with the kids. For a stronger homemade remedy for Cold and Cough, this Turmeric Ginger Elixir is my go-to recipe.