Ginger (Zingiber officinale) from the Zingiberaceae family (the same family as cardamom)
native to the Far East, it is a perennial plant whose roots are often used. Ginger candied is
obtained by peeling the fresh ginger root, cutting it into small pieces and boiling them in
water and sugar. As a final and delicious touch, the result of this operation (which can be kept
for a long time without problems), is sprinkled with sugar crystals. Although this derivative
from ginger it might seem like nothing more than a candy, the properties of candied ginger are
ideal to help alleviate a variety of ailments.These roots thanks to the candying unite the
benefits of sugar, which is used to obtain good psychophysical performance, due to the
properties of ginger they are: soothe nausea, aid digestion and circulation, be a natural calming,
help against seasickness, against seasonal ills (such as cough and sore throat because itexercises
a balsamic and anti-inflammatory action), it is used to prevent gastric ulcer (also that caused
to the intake of drugs, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, thanks to its action
anti-inflammatory), counteract nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, counteract car sickness
and in the form of infusion or herbal tea, ginger fights excess mucus in the respiratory tract e
in the intestine. Candied ginger is very caloric, 100g of candied ginger have 321Kcal of which
sugars 80,63Kcal, so it should be consumed in moderation.
Remedy to alleviate bad digestion with candied ginger:
Chop the candied ginger into small pieces and infuse it for a few minutes in boiling water.
Add honey and lemon to taste. Mix with sparkling water and sip every time you get there
feel nauseous or bloated.