[Sca-cooks] candied ginger
johnnae at mac.com
Tue Feb 24 04:26:28 PST 2009
From my ginger article-- Candied /Ginger/ for Remembraunce. Two
Versions by THL /Johnnae/ llyn Lewis. which just happens to be
in something called the Florilegium
"Harold McGee in /On Food and Cooking/ notes that much of the US market
fresh ginger now comes from Hawaii where the harvest runs from December
to June. So, believe it or not April through June is prime ginger season
and a suitable time for candying ginger for spring events." and "Fresh
young ginger root is available in Hawaii beginning in the summer with
the more mature roots appearing in the winter season."
The major thing to remember about ginger is that it can be harvested at
different times for different purposes.
And there are many, many ornamental gingers and varieties of ginger too
that are grown in tropical countries.
See http://www.gingerpeople.com/ for information on their products.
They run two state-of-the-art ginger factories in Australia and
California and offers over 80 ginger ingredients and finished products.
Its factory in Australia specializes in sugar preserved ginger and
crafts a product line of unparalleled quality. In California, The Ginger
People manufacture both conventional and organic ginger juice.
People swear that Australia does the best candied or preserved ginger
these days. They have been growing it
commercially since the early 1900's.
There's an article here that talks about Australia and ginger.
Hope this helps
Stefan li Rous asked many things about ginger.
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