Tongling Ginger, Tongling
Tongling ginger is a local specialty of Tongling area and one of “the Eight Treasures” of Tongling. According to the historical record, it is the representative of Chinese white ginger. It has been well known since Jiajing period, Ming dynasty. It has the feature of huge outlook, thick meat, and little sediment, fragrant, crisp with good quality as well. It is suitable for eating for the time being or salted with many ways. The most precious one should be Buddhist Hand Ginger produced by She family of Tianmen town, Tongling county. The finished product has many varieties and is characterized with fragrance, sweetish and hot flavor. It can help improve your appetite, drive off cold and poison, clear phlegm. The main varieties are:
Ice sugar ginger
Slice the ginger, salted with sugar, then burned dry. It gained the name due to the white color and tender meat, no sediment after chewing and as transparent as ice.
sweet-scented osmanthus ginger
Salted the tender root of ginger with sugar, add a certain amount of osmanthus. The feature is the osmanthus fragrance.
Sweet and sour ginger
Ginger salted with sugar and vinegar is the indispensable sauce when drinking tea
Salted water ginger
Ginger immersed in salted water is a famous “one little dish.”
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