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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB, you will create ginger root syrup or gummies.


(Image from: The Spruce Eats)


Additional Information:
How to make your own ginger syrup
Ginger simple syrup recipe
Ginger syrup for ginger ale
Benefits of ginger in a ginger syrup

Minimum requirements:
  - Create syrup and/or gummies
  - Use ginger root you harvested unless you live somewhere ginger does not grow, then it may be store-bought

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
 - Plant material (either being harvested or if you live somewhere ginger does not grow, it may be store-bought)
 - Making the syrup and or gummies with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container

Clarifications:
 - Honey infusions do not qualify for this BB
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Made a ginger syrup with equal parts sugar and (30min boil) ginger decoction that I had previously made here:
Pierre's Ginger Decoction

After adding the sugar and bringing up to temperature, I let the mixture boil together for 5 minutes. Then poured into a container after cooling and labeled.
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I used part of my ginger decoction from here: https://permies.com/wiki/10/108848/pep-natural-medicine/ginger-root-decoction-PEP-BB#1363189

I used equal parts decoction and coconut sugar, simmering until the sugar was fully dissolved.
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Simmering decoction and coconut sugar
Simmering decoction and coconut sugar
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Finished syrup
Finished syrup
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Note: I certify this BB complete!

 
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Here is my submission for the Natural Medicine Aspect - Sand for Straw - Make a Ginger Syrup BB.

I tried growing ginger but ended up with hollow ginger skins so I purchased organic ginger.  

I've been reducing my sugar intake (particularly added sugars) due to a medical condition and this is my second batch of ginger syrup (only one submission).  The first had 50%erythritol and 50% raw sugar and this time I used only Erythritol.  It is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol, certified organic, and USDA-approved product that also has a low glycemic and insulin index. Yeah for those of us reducing or eliminating sugars

Recipe:
- 1 cup (about 5 ounces) fresh organic peeled ginger
- 2 cups Water
- 1/4 cup Erythritol

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
 - Plant material (I live somewhere ginger does not grow, it is store-bought)
 - Making the syrup with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup in a labeled container
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ginger: organic, store-bought, peeled then sliced
ginger: organic, store-bought, peeled then sliced
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ingredients
ingredients
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adding ingredients
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decanting and straining plant material
decanting and straining plant material
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finished syrup in labeled jar
finished syrup in labeled jar
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For this BB, I made a ginger syrup using a decoction of ginger and boiled sugar. My recipe was as follows:

-1 large piece of ginger chopped finely
-Ginger placed in about 2 quarts of water and boiled for roughly 30 minutes to make the decoction.
-I then mixed the 2 quarts water with 1 cup of sugar
-This was boiled for roughly 10 minutes and allowed to cool.  
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My ginger
My ginger
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Making the decoction
Making the decoction
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Mixed sugar and decoction
Mixed sugar and decoction
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Boiling the mixture
Boiling the mixture
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Finished boiling
Finished boiling
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Canned and labeled
Canned and labeled
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Ready to go
Ready to go
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Mother in law recommended I try candied ginger for my stomach issues. It's hard to come by here, so I tried to make some myself. The recipe I'm following from emilyfabulous.com produces ginger syrup as a byproduct.


Ginger doesn't grow here, so store-bought ginger and a cup of sugar





90 minutes later, I removed the cooled ginger slices and set them aside for crystalizing


Finally, I poured the syrup into their jars and labelled them.


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I also used the recipe from https://emilyfabulous.com/candied-ginger-and-ginger-syrup/. Thank you to Sienna Scott above for posting this great recipe.
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prepping store-bought ginger
prepping store-bought ginger
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simmering ginger with sugar
simmering ginger with sugar
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bottled and labeled syrup
bottled and labeled syrup
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Inspired by all the candied ginger snacks (YUM!) over here, I wanted to do the same.

I took two fingers of ginger - peeled by scraping a knife all over - cut them in nice flat slices - put in pot with some water- boiled it up once to remove some bitterness from the ginger.
Drained and strained
Added just enough water to cover the ginger in the pot (3/4 cup)-mixed in the same amount of brown sugar (3/4 cup)
heated sloooowly until simmering then lowered temperature to keep at just above simmering temperature
kept on until syrup reached a thickness close to where I wanted it
removed ginger
continued simmering the ginger until syrupy thick
bottled

Sampled some of both the candies and the syrup and both taste great!

It`s already doing good things to my throat. I am looking forward to creating more syrups. For next time I will probably stop the process a bit earlier. If the syrup is bottled it might be a tad too thick to actually drip out! This would probably work better in a jar.
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My two fingers of gingers
My two fingers of gingers
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My fingers, now flat!
My fingers, now flat!
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Ginger put on water, sugar waiting for their inevitable union
Ginger put on water, sugar waiting for their inevitable union
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Happily married ginger, water and sugar.
Happily married ginger, water and sugar.
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Gingers removed, now for a final few minutes of thickening
Gingers removed, now for a final few minutes of thickening
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My cough syrup is done!
My cough syrup is done!
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BONUS! Candy!
BONUS! Candy!
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I also used Sienna Scott's recipe. Thank you for such a great twofer recipe!  I LOVE Ginger Candy!!!  This is by far the best BB...for me!

I had just made my Ginger Decoction and still had the ginger so I candied it, too.


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I made ginger lemon gummies following the recipe below except I halved it. I used storebought as we cannot grow ginger where I live. I have made gummies before, but never ginger!
https://raiasrecipes.com/2020/01/healing-ginger-lemon-gummies.html

1 cup water
1/2 inch ginger peeled
1/8 cup (2 tbsp) gelatin
2 tbsp raw honey
1/4 cup lemon juice

I put one cup water into a pot, grated the ginger into it and brought it to a boil. After it started boiling, I removed from the heat and covered for 5 min.
In another bowl I sprinkled the gelatin over the lemon juice to let it bloom for 5 min. Then I strained the ginger water into the juice and mixed with a whisk.
Poured into a glass dish to set for 2 hours in the frig. Perfect for snacks and immune boost!
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shredding the ginger
shredding the ginger
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boiling the ginger water
boiling the ginger water
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straining the ginger water into the lemon juice
straining the ginger water into the lemon juice
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time to set!
time to set!
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cutting into pieces
cutting into pieces
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yummy gummies!
yummy gummies!
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