Ginger candy is a delicious and delicious snack, which originated in southern China and is made from ginger juice extracted from ginger and brown sugar. The ones sold in supermarkets are mostly solid candies, which are refined with high-grade starch; in the south, they are also made into ginger candies with glutinous rice. Because ginger has the effect of removing dampness and cold, and can also reduce the bitter taste in the mouth when the mouth is dry, it is especially suitable for consumption in the humid climate in the south and the rainy season in the north.
Ginger candy first originated in the south. It is a specialty of Fenghuang in Western Hunan and a specialty of Qufu in Shandong. It is made by mixing ginger juice extracted from ginger and brown sugar. In the Fenghuang tourist area in western Hunan, Li's ginger candy and Zhang's ginger candy are the most famous.
Ginger candy first originated in the south. It is a specialty of Fenghuang in Western Hunan and a specialty of Qufu in Shandong. It is made by mixing ginger juice extracted from ginger and brown sugar. The traditional ginger candy method: Boil white sugar into syrup, add chopped ginger and cook for a while, pour the syrup on a slate and wait for it to cool. When the syrup has solidified into semi-fluid and semi-solid, put a large ball of syrup on a big iron hook and pull and pull. When the ginger sugar is completely hardened and can no longer be pulled, put it on the slate again. On the top, cut into small pieces with scissors and you're done. Regular consumption of ginger candy can relieve arthritis pain.
Ginger's health benefits are highly regarded in Chinese medicine. According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is pungent and warm in nature and taste, and enters the lung, stomach, and spleen meridians. Its main functions are to dispel cold, relieve vomiting, and open phlegm. Therefore, people who have a cold, it is best to keep some ginger candy or ginger tea around, which can play a good role in relief.
There are many new studies abroad on the effect of ginger on disease prevention and treatment. A recent British study found that foods containing higher concentrations of ginger can act as painkillers, reducing the pain of 2/3 of arthritis patients. A study in the United States found that 6-gingerol in ginger-containing foods can inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells. In addition, ginger also contains a substance "similar to aspirin", and its dilute solution is a blood thinner and anticoagulant, which has special effects on reducing blood fat, blood pressure, and preventing myocardial infarction. Therefore, researchers suggest that eating more ginger-containing foods can guarantee people's health to a certain extent.
Ginger-containing foods generally have a pungent taste, mainly because ginger contains gingerol, which can promote the secretion of salivary glands and gastrointestinal digestive glands, promote gastrointestinal motility, increase appetite, help digestion, and adjust gastrointestinal function. The role of the function. Therefore, people who usually have poor digestion and are prone to flatulence in the stomach and intestines can also keep some ginger candy around.
1. Make ginger juice: Wash the fresh ginger, grind it with a meat blender, add a small amount of water, mix well, and squeeze out the ginger juice for later use.
2. Cake powder: Wash the glutinous rice with warm water at 50-60°C for 4-5 minutes, scoop it up and spread it in a dustpan to filter out the water, fry it with river sand in the next morning, do not fry it yellow, and then grind it into fine Vermicelli (cake powder, also known as Xiongfen), spread it in a dustpan and put it on the ground for 2 to 3 days, so that there is no noise when the powder is kneaded by hand.
3. Boil brown sugar: boil brown sugar with water, filter and precipitate to remove impurities, then add ginger juice and cake powder (to be added gradually in small amounts to avoid lumps) into the pot, and continue to boil. The temperature is controlled at 80-90°C, and it is not suitable for high fire. Stir evenly while roasting, so that the starch and ginger juice will gradually become a thick paste. Then add high-quality cooked oil, continue to boil, then add sesame seeds and spices and mix well. 4. Thin slices on the table: scoop the adjusted ginger paste on the table, spread it out to cool, then use a skewer to thin it, cut it into 8 cm long and 3 cm wide strips of ginger candy and put it in a box.