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In may I bought 40 pounds to make  candied ginger in may
It was from China shipped to a Mexican grocery  store was cheaper in bulk after I asked

I never noticed any tinge of red , and cannot find anything online IS this normal to have a like dye on roots?
IS this something they spray to prevent it from sprouting while shipping

actually eating some now, and wanted to ask this for some time
should I just buy organic or is this Normal in the genetics or a safe chemical they spray on it to prevent ethylene build up or something.

I have the shipping box if that matters .

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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 06:41:14 PM »
I already know someone may ask, and I may not have time to come back, and reply

basically boil pealed root for 10 minute
pour out water (to use for other things)
Boil again pour out water after 10 minutes

Add equal parts sugar water , and boil many hours until candy thermometer reaches somewhere over 220 degrees
I think 5 or 6 hours

A mandoline helps (attached to a food processor to slice

OH I am busy so not exact Temps given/

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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 06:46:15 PM »
Sounds intriguing! How many pounds of candy did 40 lbs of ginger make?

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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2020, 07:02:17 PM »
Thank you It really boils down if you add 2 pounds I will be less Not sure exactly on numbers right now

Oh here is a better site explaining the process better (the back of a spoon sure does help to peal )

https://www.davidlebovitz.com/candied-ginger/

Forgot, but  it is 225 degrees (seems so many recipes say it takes like 45 minutes or something)
at least my candy thermometer takes that long for over 5 hours (above site agrees --- it really does boil down to a thick syrup)

I find if you do not pre boil it can taste medicinal

(maybe like  a camphor like taste Can not think of right word , but think vicks cough drop)

Speaking of which way easier to make so much more in a 3 gallon pot ,
but right now I am experimenting with soaking over night etc
 so seeing what best ways I can make it without using as much gas in Summer heat(now it is cold so doesn't matter)

I also think it is neat to sprout some I wonder if I can grow it not as strong (baby ginger, and skip using so much gas to prepare)
I like the strong spicy flavors though so  not sure?
 what I buy as baby candy Ginger in health food stores is not as spicy , but still good.
Wonder if I could prepare different , and still get young ginger to be very spicy with less boiling (is what I was trying to express)


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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 07:15:37 PM »
Freshly harvested ginger has a reddish tint on the stem ends.
Don't know if this is what you're describing
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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2020, 07:50:30 PM »
Chopped out pounds of redish brazil pepper tree roots today for mango planting.
Maybe i should boil them & eat them instead of them eating my yard lol.

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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2020, 07:55:16 PM »
Freshly harvested ginger has a reddish tint on the stem ends.
Don't know if this is what you're describing

Oh I see what your saying but red on the smooth side
These didn't dry correct , but the best picture I can get (wish I would of took pictures while fresh)
See second internet picture imagine the smooth part like red dye sprayed on it

See the Leaf I placed in picture red on each side (it is the smooth part of ginger )

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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2020, 08:04:50 PM »
oops 30 pounds of ginger

See normal picture of ginger
Some looked like red was under skin on whole side

I suppose I could buy some, and spray whole thing with food coloring to give a better idea.

I am begining to wonder if the edges could of stained the other pieces
(like you mentioned it being red on second picture -- I wonder if that can stain other pieces
Thank you I didn't know that )












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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2020, 06:36:15 AM »
Chopped out pounds of redish brazil pepper tree roots today for mango planting.
Maybe i should boil them & eat them instead of them eating my yard lol.

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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2020, 08:33:03 AM »
I've been growing ginger and turmeric for the last few years; very easy, low-maintenance plants (containers make harvesting the easiest). I have noticed a red tinge at the base of a mature stalk/frond and also at new root nodules where a frond is about to emerge from. I can take a picture, if you want to see it. It's pretty subtle. I imagine ginger is like anything else, there are varieties that have different features accentuated; what is small, localized coloration on the ginger I have might be expressed much more broadly on another variety. Growing conditions might also play a factor.

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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2020, 02:20:24 AM »
Maybe you could make a pen with the roots

Chopped out pounds of redish brazil pepper tree roots today for mango planting.
Maybe i should boil them & eat them instead of them eating my yard lol.


Eddie I know what you mean, but maybe you could make a pen with it
we have Invasive  European buckthorn (rhamnus) Every where So I know what you mean
 with red heart wood they say the wood splits ,
 but wish I knew more about curing wood, and trying to use it someway other then burning or leaving in place

When I do kill the tree's I feel it is such a waste seeing a beautiful heart wood wasted.


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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2020, 02:29:15 AM »
Oh Eddie do not breath in the saw dust if you do put on a lathe to make a pen with the root
wouldn't that be suicide suicide it is in the Poison Ivy family.


All in all I am guessing the Red from the stems ends stained the other parts of the ginger
I did see a red ginger species, but think it is just the staining.

Maybe I will just buy Organic, but not sure if I can get 30 pounds for cheap like at the Mexican store.

Speaking of which
I also do dry dry on  a bakers rack next time I am going to use this wire mesh to dry a lot at once
the kind at the home depot like chicken wire,

Should post pictures here on recipe section when I run out of what I got.




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Re: Is Normal store bought Ginger root normally have a red tinge in root
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2020, 02:41:34 AM »
I've been growing ginger and turmeric for the last few years; very easy, low-maintenance plants (containers make harvesting the easiest). I have noticed a red tinge at the base of a mature stalk/frond and also at new root nodules where a frond is about to emerge from. I can take a picture, if you want to see it. It's pretty subtle. I imagine ginger is like anything else, there are varieties that have different features accentuated; what is small, localized coloration on the ginger I have might be expressed much more broadly on another variety. Growing conditions might also play a factor.

JackFruit how long till you harvest?
Have you havested youngr roots for less pungent flavors?

I know someone named backwater Jon from a yahoo group OHG which is  reliable thta grew ginger in Kentucky zone 6
Said He over wintered it by placing heavy mulch on top of it .

I did last year, but left the container outside I think I also brought some in as well , but may have died
What I did like was eating the leaves great to chop up, and put in food (what ever I put it in at the time didn't taste like Ginger).
would be good in taco's.

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I've been harvesting as I need it. It's not as fragrant/flavorful during the growing season, but I just use more than the recipe calls for.

 

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