View Full Version : Urgent need for ginger chews
11-02-2011, 05:34 AM
I have some chewy ginger pieces from Whole Foods that are great for morning sickness but which are covered in sugar. I'm not sure what's been done to the ginger to get it to this consistency but am guessing that just putting slices in the dehydrator is going to result in stiff bits. Any suggestions about how to prepare ginger so that it's portable and palatable? I won't be making it through the day otherwise!
11-02-2011, 06:16 AM
If you are happy to eat dates then I would suggest blitzing ginger with dates. You could then dehydrate lightly for a chewy texture or leave as is if you like sticky texture. If you go for the sticky option then you could make them into small balls and roll them in raw, shelled hemp so that the sticky doesn't come off on your hands!
11-02-2011, 12:05 PM
forwarning !!! natural raw ginger is a natural birth control . i wouldnt take it if i were u honestly . it is reported as a natural way to keep from getting pregnant and to abort the fetus if taken while pregnant . i thought that just a little every now and then would be ok while pregnant but it actually gave me very painful cramping sensations just from powdered ginger in one meal and it wasnt even a teaspoon . please try something else if u can find it . i found that a daily juice first thing in the morning help with the morning sickness and i also discovered that the prenatal actually causes morning sickness . good luck .
11-02-2011, 01:00 PM
Ginger has been being used as a way to relieve morning sickness for 1000s of years. In many areas of the world - often those with high populations - women eat ginger in almost every meal. In moderation it will be fine.
11-02-2011, 01:13 PM
Increasing your vitamin K intake may help with the nausea. Best Wishes
11-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Mm the dates option sounds pretty good! But I am looking for a low GI option. I am not really eating that much ginger, but a little bit goes a long way and is really helpful esp when I'm out and about.
Interesting about the vitamin K--normally I eat and juice a lot of greens, but right now I have major aversion to them (apparently not uncommon in the first trimester).
Dent de Lion
11-02-2011, 03:26 PM
I would try juicing it, then blending with deglet noor dates in a food processor. Or perhaps you could chop deglet noor dates and soak them in ginger juice.
I think the key would be to remove the ginger fiber by juicing, and I'm suggesting deglet noor since they're drier and tackier in texture.
11-02-2011, 04:13 PM
How about finely grating a couple inches (?) of ginger into a pitcher of lemon/water each evening, straining (if you didn't want the bits) after an overnight soak and having a glass in the morning then throughout the day as needed?
11-04-2011, 01:32 AM
Thanks for these suggestions! I have been juicing some in the morning. But as I am finding out, "morning" sickness can happen any time of day, and so I'm trying to find a lightweight solution for when I'm not at home.
11-04-2011, 02:24 AM
how about pickled ginger?
I slice it very thin then leave it to pickle in a watered down apple cider vinegar with a very little honey. You can carry it about in a small clip top food storage box.
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