Candied ginger is one of those things that I keep around the house at all times. Not only is it a tasty treat and great to sweeten a cup of hot tea, but it's also good for upset stomachs and light nausea. Unfortunately, it's frequently only available in health food stores, and even then it can be pricey. Here's how to make it at home.America's Test Kitchen shows us how to make this stomach-calming treat home with minimal effort. You'll need some fresh ginger, of course, but aside from that the only thing you'll need is sugar and water. You'll use some of the sugar to make a simple syrup to soak the ginger in (the simple syrup will be the binder that keeps the rest of the sugar sticking to the ginger) and the rest to toss the ginger in when it has finished its soak. All in all, you can buy the sugar and the ginger for half the price required to buy a package of the stuff already candied.
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How to Make Candied Ginger [America's Test Kitchen]