This week Spice Specialist is featuring Crystallized Ginger. Crystallized Ginger is a candied version of the spice ginger which is often used in backing and confectionery cooking. Crystallized Ginger can also used in cooking, in drink recipes and has many beneficial health benefits. It adds as subtle sweetness to most recipes.
Crystallized Ginger, also know as candied ginger, is used in all kinds of food – including: Drinks & Garnishes, Spreads & Salads, Appetizers & Entrees and, of course, in sweet sugary desserts.
Making Cocktails with Crystallized Ginger
Here are some cocktail recipe ideas using crystallized ginger.
Ginger Saketini – A ginger lovers delight! Uses ginger ale, fresh and crystallized ginger!
Apple-Ginger Sparklers – A Martha Stewart recipe? You know its got to be good!
Health Benefits of Ginger
Treats Nausea & Motion Sickness – Ginger is known as an anti-nausea aid and sucking on crystallized ginger pieces can help relieve nausea and motion sickness.
Reduces Stress – The scent of ginger can act as a pick-me-up when you are tired, and is considered a herbal remedy for chronic fatigue syndrome.
Treats Morning Sickness – Crystallized ginger can also help with nausea related to morning sickness.
Used in the Treatment of Muscle Pain and Inflammation – A scientific study has found that 2 grams of ginger reduced pain and inflammation due to exercise. Ginger can also help reduce joint inflammation from arthritis.