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Making Your Own Ginger Gummy Bears!

Written by Ben Fitzsimmons

Why Make Ginger Gummy Bears?

There are a few reasons to make ginger gummy bears. For one, ginger has a plethora of health benefits. One component of the ginger root called gingerol benefits with “gastrointestinal motility” which is how fast food exits the stomach and moves onto the next stage of the digestion process. [1]

Ginger can also provide nausea relief, bloating and gas relief, and because ginger contains antioxidants, it can also help keep your cells healthy.
There are many ways to consume ginger, from ginger tea, to ginger ale, to ginger beer, and ginger supplements.

So, why gummy bears specifically? Well ginger gummies are fairly easy and cheap to make at home and while you could just use a simple ice tray, making them gummy bears just makes them kind of cute!

 

How To Make Your Own Ginger Gummy Bears

First-things-first, let’s talk about what you’ll need. The equipment you’re going to need is a whisk, a pan, and a candy mold for the bear shape. The ingredients you’ll need are:

  • 6 tablespoons of gelatin powder
  • ⅔ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons of honey
  • And 1-2 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger

To make them, you’ll first put the honey and lemon juice together in the pan and then whisk them together. After whisking the honey and lemon juice, sprinkle the gelatin on top. Cook it over a medium flame without ever letting it boil. It just needs to get hot enough to dissolve the gelatin. [2] By the end of this step, the liquid will turn clear, get thicker, and smell weird (that’s okay).

The next step is to simply take the liquid off the heat, pour it into the bear mold, let them sit until they have completely cooled, then you can store them refrigerated for five days.

Just like that, you’ve made your own ginger gummy bears. It’s super simple and straightforward.

 

References:

[1] Ginger benefits. Johns Hopkins Medicine. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/ginger-benefits (2022.)

 

[2] Johnson L. Natural fruit gummies for kids. Hello Glow. https://helloglow.co/natural-fruit-gummies-kids/ (2021)

 

Image: https://www.bigstockphoto.com/it/image-459218125/stock-photo-delicious-gummy-bear-candies-on-yellow-background

 

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