I’m not much of a sweets eater anymore. When I was younger, I craved sweets, especially chocolate. These days, my stomach doesn’t appreciate rich stuff in general … and my blood sugar gets really upset at a big infusion of sugar.
I’m human, so I nibble. When I nibble, I want crystallized ginger.
What’s that? Preserved, sugared ginger. You will find it in most grocery stores, in the dried fruit section. It’s a common ingredient in Chinese dishes. Ginger in all its forms is common ingredient in all Asian cuisine.
If you want to just munch, you can get a better deal by ordering in bulk from Amazon. It can get very pricey. Most ginger comes from Asia (Cambodia in particular). Recently, a lot of the best ginger comes from New Zealand and Australia.
Crystallized ginger is an adult taste. You will love it or hate it. I love it. I try to always keep some in the house, in case I have a sudden need for a sharp, sweet taste.
Try it. You might like it. A little goes a long way. If you don’t like it, send it over here!
It’s good for you too. Check out “A Brief History of Ginger.”