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Sign up for exclusive offers, recipes and more. I’ll share ginger information that I come across and experiences with my products from customers. First newsletter out now – with a special treat.

Irishmade Peruvian Ginger Goodies

Irishmade Peruvian Ginger Goodies

Peruvian ginger holds far more nutrients than Chinese ginger, which is what you predominantly find here in the Irish supermarkets. Distinguished due to the large root, or rhizome. A rhizome is a horizontal underground plant stem capable of producing the shoot and root systems of a new plant.

Find out how Peruvian ginger is three times more concentrated with ginger goodness and higher concentrations of gingerol and shogaol. Meaning far more benefits and noticeable flavour power.

I will explore all things ginger, from my artisan ginger products, health benefits, ginger recipes and how my products are making many ginger crazed people happy.

Peruvian ginger holds far more nutrients than Chinese ginger, which is what you predominantly find here in the Irish supermarkets. Distinguished due to the large root, or rhizome. A rhizome is a horizontal underground plant stem capable of producing the shoot and root systems of a new plant.

Find out how Peruvian ginger is three times more concentrated with ginger goodness and higher concentrations of gingerol and shogaol. Meaning far more benefits and noticeable flavour power.

I will explore all things ginger, from my artisan ginger products, health benefits, ginger recipes and how my products are making many ginger crazed people happy.

About My Crystallised Ginger

So traditionally crystallised ginger is made using young ginger root, as the root is far softer and less fibrous, making it easier to work with. The cons of this is that the nutrients are less developed, meaning lower levels of iron and Vitamin C, which ginger is known to have high quantities of.

As the root grows naturally the nu
trient content becomes more denser, getting boost of iron and Vitamin C.

The variety grown in Peru is an organic criollo variety, which is known to have a bolder taste and more gingerol present. Gingerol being what makes the ginger spicer and is an essential oil, which gives it the properties of being antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. So since my ginger has higher spice levels it means my crystallised ginger packs a punch. So a little bit goes a long way.

I learnt more about the different gingers sourced from countries such as China, Australia and Peru. I focus on using organic Peruvian ginger for its sustainable agricultural approaches as well as its unique level of spice.

My Crystallised Ginger

So traditionally crystallised ginger is made using young ginger root, as the root is far softer and less fibrous, making it easier to work with. The cons of this is that the nutrients are less developed, meaning lower levels of iron and Vitamin C, which ginger is known to have high quantities of. As the root grows naturally the nutrient content becomes more denser, getting boost of iron and Vitamin C.

The variety grown in Peru is an organic criollo variety, which is known to have a bolder taste and more gingerol present. Gingerol being what makes the ginger spicer and is an essential oil, which gives it the properties of being antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. So since my ginger has higher spice levels it means my crystallised ginger packs a punch. So a little bit goes a long way.

Customer Reviews

Natalie Horgan-Young
18 May 2023
I bought Áine”s crystallised ginger last year and was blown away. It is a pure ginger product and beautifully presented. I have many recycled ginger jars now used for jewellery (rings )and in the kitchen for cloves etc. I order online which can be slow so emailing the order directly and organising payment directly is sometimes a better option for me. I became curious about the other products on the website and was rewarded by a box delivered to my home full of delicious high quality chocolate and ginger! I thought this is what I am going to give as Christmas gifts in future. Opening the box of goodies was like a childhood Christmas experience! Full of delicious delights’ My favourite is of course is the crystallised ginger. This has twofold benefits for me . Firstly I use ginger as a health product as an effective treatment for a medical condition instead of using pharmaceuticals. Secondly, it is delicious as a treat! How amazing is that!! Ginger is a magical natural medicinal food and I can’t say enough about it but I will stop here, only to say that Áine in Blasta Delights has come as close as possible to produce a ginger product that is both unadulterated and potent. The other treats that are of an amazing high quality are the Date Balls which are yummy! The chocolate bars I call “Adult treats” or ‘Chocolate for Grownups’ are a pleasure in their quality and amazing intense chocolate taste. The chocolate bars is a sophisticated experience for the taste buds. Only a very small amount with a good cup of coffee is enough. Rock on Áine ! ☘️🇮🇪🥰
Aislinn Duffy
16 February 2023
Lovely ginger products. My first introduction to the ginger syrup was at the farmers market in Castlegregory last summer and since then I have been hooked. The syrup has a lovely mild ginger flavour and is absolutely delicious in porridge. Highly recommend.
Sean Wetherall
24 January 2023
Delicious ginger goodness. Great prices and quick shipping. Outstanding customer service and communication.

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About Me

Hello, and welcome to my new culinary discovery and creation of ginger inspired goodies. I am Áine, originally from Dublin and living here in Kerry.

Back in 2016, I was living in Canada and I was looking for a sweet treat in the supermarket. That is when I saw the crystallised ginger on the supermarket shelf calling out to me. That is when I got the idea to create this addictive ginger treat myself. Finding inspiration and creativity in items sitting on supermarket shelves became a regular occurrence for me. I gifted my new creations to friends and family and my interest in creating my ginger treats flew from there.

Ginger Crush
Ginger Crush

About Me

Hello, and welcome to my new culinary discovery and creation of ginger inspired goodies. I am Áine, originally from Dublin and living here in Kerry.

Back in 2016, I was living in Canada and I was looking for a sweet treat in the supermarket. That is when I saw the crystallised ginger on the supermarket shelf calling out to me. That is when I got the idea to create this addictive ginger treat myself. Finding inspiration and creativity in items sitting on supermarket shelves became a regular occurrence for me. I gifted my new creations to friends and family and my interest in creating my ginger treats flew from there.

Irish made crystallised ginger sweets
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