WeLoveBlog#001: 花旗蔘小教室 American Ginseng: Lessons You Never Heard

WeLoveBlog#001: 花旗蔘小教室 American Ginseng: Lessons You Never Heard

花旗蔘小教室

在認識花旗蔘滴雞精之前,我們來聊一聊花旗蔘的生長背景吧。

花旗蔘生長於北美原始森林之中,是極為古老的植物。有活化石之稱。它可食療、保健、也可用於入饌,風味獨特而令人食慾大增。雖然花旗參與人參同為五加科植物,但論食療效果是截然不同的。

花旗參(學名:Panax quinquefolius)是參類的一種,由於美國舊稱為花旗國而得名。原產於美國北部至加拿大南部一帶,以美國威斯康辛州為主。因受氣候土地等因素影響,在威州出產的花旗參橫紋比較明顯,微苦而回甘;而這微苦的特殊風味代表它含有高濃度的人參皂苷,對於人體保健極為有益。加拿大所產的蔘類則是西洋蔘,甘中帶甜無苦味,然人參皂苷含量略遜一籌。

市面上雖然標榜所販賣的花旗蔘皆出產自美國威斯康辛州,但實際上真正產於美國威州的花旗蔘只有5%,所以威州出產的花旗蔘是彌足珍貴的。那為什麼威州盛產的花旗蔘特別優良呢?

  • 氣候

美國威斯康辛州的氣候為北緯45度,夏天涼爽舒適冬天滴水成冰花旗蔘會在夏季六月的時候種下,蔘類不喜歡過熱的天氣,所以夏天以棚保護它,秋天滿地的落葉就是天然的保護傘,到了冬天,除了降雪保持它的溼度外,花旗蔘會依附在楓樹下得到天然的屏障。

  • 土地 

威斯康辛州約有十多種的土壤,只有其中兩、三種土壤適合培植花旗參。位於北緯45度的威斯康辛州受冰河時期由北方堆積下來之肥沃黑土覆蓋,養分豐富,含多種微量元素礦物質,特別含有氡元素,非常適合花旗參生長,也因此孕育出最為地道的花旗參。

  • 著名大廠品質保證

本著回饋客戶的心,好湯慢慢選用美國著名大廠出產的花旗蔘,全是在美國本土威斯康辛州最為適合栽種花旗蔘的土地培育,品質優良。

  • 全世界只有5%的花旗蔘在美國生產

市面上的西洋蔘雖然多,但真正出產在美國威斯康州培育的花旗蔘其實少之又少,如鳳毛麟角(僅有5 % 而已)。 

  • 需要3~5 年的收成期

培育出優質的花旗蔘並不容易,除了必須使用處女地栽種( 即從未種過任何植物的土地)還需要至少三年的收成期。好湯慢慢選用的花旗蔘都是至少四至五年的花旗蔘,營養素更加豐盈。

  • 比蔬菜還乾淨,可生食

好湯慢慢所選用的花旗蔘都是通過美國最嚴格的FDAUSDA農藥檢驗。生產標準及作業廠房通過優良製造商GMP規範。保證無農藥殘留,比蔬菜還乾淨、達生食標準。  

聽完了這麼多的花旗蔘小故事,您是不是也等不及要品嘗好湯慢慢新推出的花旗蔘滴雞精了呢?敬請期待~ 

下一篇我們就來聊聊花旗蔘對人體的神奇功效,請持續關注我們新開張的部落格。 

 

American Ginseng: Lessons You Never Heard

Before we start learning about American Ginseng Chicken Essence, let’s talk about the origin of American ginseng.

Wild American ginseng originally grew in the Northern American historic forest with a name as the living fossil.  It can be consumed medically, can be used as an herbal remedy, and can be used for cooking; its unique property allowed one to have increased appetite.  While American ginseng is in the same araliaceous family with other ginsengs, but its medical property is vastly different.

American ginseng (Scientific Name:  Panax Quinquefolius) is a type of ginseng, with a name based on the old name the Chinese gives to United States, grows in the area around the northern part of United States and the Southern part of Canada, especially in Wisconsin state.  Impacting by the local weather and ground property, the American ginsengs from Wisconsin have distinguished horizontal vein, with a bit of bitter, yet earthy taste; the slight bitterness exhumes the dense amount of Ginsenosides the ginseng contains, which benefits greatly to human body.  American ginsengs from Canada, on the other hand, don’t have the bitterness taste, but its amount of Ginsenosides is slightly inferior.

The market would have you think that its American ginseng comes from Wisconsin, but in reality only five percent of the market is grown in Wisconsin. Wisconsin American ginseng production is not much but the ginsengs there are precious.  Why is Wisconsin American ginseng so much better?

american ginseng

  • Weather

Wisconsin state situates 45 degrees north of the equator.  Summer is beaming with chill air, while winter turns water to ice.  American ginseng would be planted in June during summer; as ginsengs are not favorable to excessive hot weather, they will be protected under shelter in the summer.  In fall, the fallen leaves would provide natural protection.  Once winter is coming, besides falling snow maintains the ginsengs’ humidity, American ginsengs would also grow next to Maple trees as natural barriers.

  • Soil

Wisconsin has over ten types of soil, and only two, three types are suitable to grow American ginseng.  The state being at 45 degrees north received fertile black soil from the north since ice age, giving the ground full of nutrient, with many trace elements and minerals, especially Radon, which is best fit to grow American ginseng.  These soils, in a sense, are able to grow the most potent American ginseng.

american ginseng in four seasons

  • Brand name guarantee

In order to give back to the customers, Broth Inc. uses only American ginsengs from a famous American brand, which grows all their ginsengs in Wisconsin, to ensure its quality is up to standard.

  • Only 5% of the world production comes from US

While the market is saturated with American ginseng, real Wisconsin grown American ginseng is very rare, but this scarcity will reflect on better quality

american ginseng in winconsin

  • Three to five year harvest period

It is not easy to grow high quality American ginseng, not only does it need to grow in places where other plants have not previously grown, it also requires at least three years to mature enough for harvest.  Broth Inc. selects American ginsengs that are four to five year old, ensuring its nutrition is further ingrained.  

  • Cleaner than vegetable, and can be eaten raw

Broth Inc uses American ginsengs that pass FDA and USDA inspections.  The production and processing plants are also certified by GMP.  Guaranteed to have no chemical residue, these ginsengs are cleaner than vegetable, and can be eaten raw.

fresh american ginseng

After hearing about all these American ginseng origin stories, do you want to quickly try Broth Inc. brand new American Ginseng Chicken Essence?  Can’t wait to have you here ~


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