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Homemade Ginger Candies For Upset Tummies {soft chews or ginger suckers!}

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Homemade Ginger Candies For Upset Tummies! (soft chews or ginger suckers!) | Harness ginger's power in these ginger candies for upset stomach! Gentle enough for children, these homemade ginger candies can help calm, soothe, and ease the pain of indigestion or nausea within minutes. Recipe for soft chews AND suckers! | WildernessFamilyNaturals.com

Most often used for culinary purposes, ginger root (Zingiberus rhizoma) also has a long history of medicinal use in China, Rome, India, and Greece, as shown in ancient medical texts.

Germany’s Commission E (the FDA of the natural world) suggests that ginger may relieve nausea from morning sickness, traveling, or even consuming too much sugar. Studies and journals¹ written about ginger widely support this².

Harness ginger’s power in these homemade ginger candies! This recipe makes soft ginger chews or hard ginger suckers!

Gentle enough for children, these homemade ginger candies can help calm, soothe, and ease the pain of indigestion or nausea within minutes. They are easy to make and will last for several weeks when stored in a cool, dry place. (If you’ve experienced gallstones, check with your practitioner before consuming ginger.)

Sugar is necessary in this recipe for it’s candy-making properties. Use organic sugar when possible. And remember, these are treats.

Candy-Making Stages

Making homemade candies consists of sugar, brought to and held at boiling point for a certain period of time. A candy thermometer will yield the most accurate results. You can also use the ice water method to gauge where your candy is at.

Many candy thermometers indicate these stages, but if yours doesn’t, this should help:

Softball stage is when the temperature reaches between 235° and 245°. The syrup is soft when placed in a glass of ice water, and will easily be pliable.

Firmball stage is when the temperatures reach between 245° and 250°. The syrup is more firm when placed in a glass of ice water, and will have the consistency of a packaged caramel when held in the hand.

Hardball stage is when the temperatures reach between 250° and 266°. The syrup will hold it’s form and will require some pressure to mold it. It also remains VERY sticky.

Soft-crack stage is where the temperatures reach 270° and 290°. This is most often a toffee or brittle candy texture.

Hard-crack stage is when the temperatures reach 300° and 310°. The syrup will become very brittle in ice water, and cracks when you try to mold it.

I go with the softball stage for a soft ginger chew. If you’d like to try homemade ginger suckers, go with the hard-crack stage.

WFN’s coconut syrup for the added caramel-y flavor in these. Fresh peeled ginger is the best, but powdered ginger will work too.

At this point, I should tell you that you *can* use an organic ginger essential oil in this recipe, but it can be far more expensive than just buying a bit of ginger. For that reason, I prefer to use fresh ginger versus an essential oil.

If you have ginger essential oil on hand and want to use that, add in 15 drops just before pouring into the molds. This will help keep the properties of the oil intact as much as possible. Otherwise, the heat of cooking the candy may destroy the delicate essential oil.

Have you ever made homemade ginger candies for upset stomach?

 

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Homemade Ginger Candies For Upset Tummies {soft chews or ginger suckers!}
Harness ginger's power in these homemade ginger candies! This recipe makes soft ginger chews or hard ginger suckers!
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Instructions
  1. Melt the oil and both sweeteners together over medium-high heat. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
  2. Add the ginger and cook to desired stage. Watch the thermometer or use the ice water test.
  3. If using the softball stage for soft chews, line a loaf pan with parchment paper and slightly grease paper with coconut oil.
  4. If using the hard-crack stage for lollipops, prepare your sucker molds. OR you can "free hand" them by lining a cookie sheet with parchment and placing the sucker sticks on them.
  5. Pour the candy syrup into the mold. If you are free-handing the suckers, carefully pour in a circle shape over the sucker sticks. Work quickly, without burning yourself.
  6. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Cut soft ginger chews into 32 equal pieces. Wrap each piece in a bit of parchment paper to keep from sticking to each other.
  8. Wrap the suckers in individual parchment paper pieces to keep from sticking together.
  9. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 4 weeks.
  10. Each sucker or soft chews is one serving.
Recipe Notes

Children 12 and under: up to 2 chews or suckers per day. Adults can have up to 4.

Sources:

¹ Ryan, JL., Heckler, CE., Roscoe, JA., Dakhil, SR., Kirshner, J., Flynn, PJ., Hickok, JT., & Morrow, GR. (2012). Ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduces acude chemotherapy-induced nausea: a URCC CCOP study of 576 patients. Support Care Cancer. 20(7):1479-1489.

² Pillai, AK., Sharma, KK., Gupta, YK., & Bakshi, S. (2011). Anti-emetic effect of ginger powder versus placebo as an add-on therapy in children and young adults receiving high emetogenic chemotherapy. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 56(2):234-238.

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