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规格: 2022 Wisconsin Product
产地: Wisconsin
产品特点: 2022 Premium Bubble Ginseng, 5-year growth. The surface is brownish yellow, the skin is rough and has dark ring lines, the taste is fragrant, the first chewing taste is bitter, and gradually it is sweet, the taste is refreshing, and the sweet taste remains in the mouth for a long time.
产品功效: Refreshes and invigorates the blood, clears heat and removes dryness
适用人群: People with body weakness and hypochy, body heat and irritability
产品单重: 0.5/1lb
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The difference between HUAQI ginseng and XIYANG ginseng

Ginseng from the North American continent, commonly known as HUAQI ginseng or XIYANG ginseng. The two, in fact, are one thing. But now it is customary to call HUAQI ginseng American ginseng, and Canadian ginseng called XIYANG ginseng. Panax quinquefolius, Panacis quinquefolis, is a perennial plant that grows 6 to 18 inches long and usually has 3 leaves of 3 to 5 each, up to 5 inches long.

Ginseng is best known for its roots. Traditionally used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans. Since the 18th century, roots began to be collected by "hunters" and sold to Chinese or Hong Kong traders. Since then, it can be said that American ginseng has been popular for hundreds of years.


The difference between American ginseng and Korean ginseng/Northeastern Chinese ginseng

Citi's participation in Asian ginseng is different, Asian ginseng refers to Korean ginseng and Jilin ginseng (scientific name Panax Ginseng CA Meyer), which are hot and dry, nourishing the sun and heating and raising the fire, suitable for people with cold and weak bodies to replenish qi and return to the mind, and dietary therapy needs to be matched with warm or benign ingredients; American ginseng and Asian ginseng, on the contrary, are cool, nourishing yin and not rising, replenishing but not dry, suitable for people with dry body to replenish qi and return to the mind, and the diet can be directly soaked in water, or with warm and hot ingredients.
Nutritional value of American ginseng

The most important source of the dietary therapeutic properties of American ginseng is the two ingredients of ginsenosides and polysaccharides. Ginsenosides are one of the most important active ingredients in American ginseng and the most physiologically active substance. To date, a variety of saponin monomers have been extracted from American ginseng. Although there are many types of ginsenoside monomers, they are mainly triterpenoids, which have structural similarities with ginsenosides, but some are unique to American ginseng. Ginsenosides can effectively enhance the central nervous system, achieve calming and concentration, eliminate fatigue, enhance memory and other effects, and can be applied to insomnia, irritability, memory decline and Alzheimer's disease.

Ginseng polysaccharides. At present, dozens of polysaccharides have been isolated from ginseng, and ginseng polysaccharides mainly contain acidic heteropolysaccharides and dextran. Heteropolysaccharides are mainly composed of galactoaldehyde, galactose, rhamnose and arabinose, their structure is very complex, and they contain some polysaccharides with a molecular weight of 10,000-100,000. Ginseng polysaccharides have pharmacological effects such as regulating immunity, antitumor, anti-ulcer and hypoglycemic.

Wild American Ginseng – See what the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has to say

There are many merchants who are attracting customers under the sign of wild American ginseng. Here's a reminder to consumers to be more attentive when consuming. In order to better understand the divisions and picking regulations of wild ginseng, we specially consulted the FWS introduction and regulations on wild ginseng and shared with you: American ginseng is a plant widely distributed throughout the North American continent, especially in Appalachia and Ozark (as well as adjacent forest areas such as Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario). However, wild American ginseng is now a rare species protected by the U.S. government. The so-called wild American ginseng on the market is not necessarily true, and it may not be possible to buy it!
In fact, wild ginseng has been classified as a Tier 2 endangered species (no immediate extinction crisis, but regulated trade) by the World CITES Convention (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in 1975. Canada banned harvesting and exports as early as 1992. In the United States, in 1975, federal and state governments enacted legislation to strictly regulate the harvesting, trading, and export of wild ginseng.

U.S. FSW regulations

According to the US FSW regulations, wild ginseng under 5 years old is prohibited from picking and trading. Wild American ginseng that is more than 5 years old needs to apply for a license and permit in accordance with the relevant laws of the state where it is located before it can be harvested and traded.
In other words, if there is no corresponding license for legal transactions in the United States today, especially American ginseng marketed in stores, then it can be inferred that the vast majority of ginseng is cultivated. Also, to buy real wild American ginseng, be sure to check the merchant's license to avoid touching the law.
Difference between Chinese, Canadian, American American American ginseng

At present, the American ginseng circulating in the US market is basically artificial ginseng. It is mainly produced in the United States, Ontario, Canada and Northeast China. Because the natural environment, soil and climate of these three places are not the same, the quality of ginseng grown is also different. In comparison, American ginseng is superior to Canadian ginseng and American ginseng from Chinese regions in terms of quality, composition, smell and taste. Wisconsin is the main producing region of American ginseng, and its ginseng production accounts for only about 15% of the world's production. Therefore, in the industry, the name American ginseng refers specifically to ginseng produced in the United States.

Schematic diagram of the life cycle of planting American ginseng, artificial planting of American ginseng will be subdivided into fast-growing ginseng and transplanted ginseng according to planting conditions. The former is an industrial plantation that uses artificial fertilizer to grow ginseng. This kind of ginseng has a short growth cycle, the ginseng is hypertrophied, and the color is white but light. The latter are artificially bred and then transplanted to simulated wild environments, where they are harvested after 3-4 years according to cultivation techniques. Compared with fast-growing ginseng, this ginseng has a slow growth time and is relatively "ugly and thin", but it has a rich taste and much higher nutritional and economic value.

How to tell good Wisconsin ginseng?

The general principle of choosing good American ginseng is to choose ugly: the main manifestations are looking very old, smelling very fragrant, eating very bitter, detailed as follows:
1. Looking very old
Mainly refers to the epidermis folds are many and gray. The folds are the result of the drying and dehydration of American ginseng after refrigeration, and the more wrinkles the ginseng, the stronger the sweet taste. Second, the color is gray, mainly the soil of Weizhou ginseng production area is fertile and black, and a thin layer of fine soil is generally retained during processing. Plump and white ginseng is likely to be artificially fattened ginseng or bleached ginseng. It is not recommended to buy.
2. Smell very good
The new ginseng is fragrant when you open the package (out of ten points can be scored 9), and when you open it, you will fill the house with fragrance. 3. Eating very bitterly: Good Weizhou ginseng, the feeling of returning sweet (first bitter and then sweet) is very strong. Test method: Take a small piece of ginseng branch and chew it and swallow, bitter you have a feeling of vomiting, there is a strong sweetness (first bitter and then sweet), because saliva secretion increases (Shengjin), bitterness is diluted. You can score a full score of ten or nine points (one point is tasteless, very bitter to vomit).

Comparison of the above figure. Left: Chinese farm ginseng; Middle: American ginseng planted in Canada, right: American ginseng planted in Weizhou ginseng field. The color of the photo and display will affect your observation, and this color is a little lighter than the real thing.

Long branch VS short bubble Classification of American ginseng

USDA standards have ratings specifically for American ginseng, but mainly in the way they are grown. (USDA ORGANIC certified organic or not)

According to the different parts and processing, American ginseng is mainly divided into four types: trunk, ginseng, ginseng and whiskers. The most important part of the trunk can be subdivided into pearl (pearl ginseng), round short/short branch (short branch ginseng, referred to as short bubble), and long branch according to the shape.
The current American market of American ginseng, varieties and names and their variety, which are mainly based on buyer preferences.
Interestingly, buyers in different regions have different preferences for American ginseng because of their different buying habits.
Northern Chinese and Korean guests like to measure American ginseng by the human long and thin posture of Korean ginseng, so the longer the ginseng that prefers, the larger the ginseng, the better.
Customers from Hong Kong, Taiwan and South China pay more attention to the appearance when buying ginseng, especially superstitious "ginseng head nutrition", so they prefer short branches/bubble ginseng with larger ginseng heads, the smaller the better.

Long branches VS short bubbles, whose quality better?

Traditional ginseng, wholesale ginseng is transported in barrels.
The barrel is also the smallest unit in the wholesale industry of American ginseng. Therefore, wholesale American ginseng is also called barrel ginseng.
Manufacturers will wholesale ginseng of the same age into barrels to merchants, and inside the barrel ginseng, there will be various forms of American ginseng.
Merchants, on the other hand, need to sort the ginseng according to the form and size of ginseng to grade various categories of ginseng.
Therefore, there is no difference in quality between long branches, short bubbles and pearl ginseng of the same year.
The only difference is that the proportion of production is different, scarce is expensive, and the price reflects more the supply and demand relationship corresponding to the preferences of the local market.
Barrel ginseng and "barrel" 
Long branches VS short bubbles, whose nutritional value is higher? 

Long branches and short bubbles, will there be a difference in nutritional value?
The answer is yes, no.
Ginseng with different soil quality in different plots is only different in the proportion of various forms, and its morphology has little to do with medicinal value.

It should be noted that American ginseng is an agricultural product, and various forms of ginseng are also produced in the same field.

Sandy soil produces many long branches, which is related to good soil water permeability. And clay has poor water permeability and high humidity.
In fact, it is generally believed that short bubbles and pearl ginseng are caused by rotten roots, so the ginseng roots do not grow large.
From this point of view, long-branched American ginseng is actually healthier than short bubbles.
The reason why Korean ginseng in Northeast China and North Korea has long branches and many whiskers is believed to be related to the soft local soil.

Comparison of whole ginseng plants with long branches (left) and short bubbles (right).

The Canadian Ginseng Association has also done tests, ginsenosides are not related to morphology, but related to the age of growth, such as four years more than three years. It is worth noting that in the same year, ginseng, ginseng and ginseng festivals, which are usually not gifts, have higher medicinal value (ginsenosides) than the main trunk.

How to infer the age of American ginseng

The nutritional value and taste of American ginseng are not too much related to the form, but related to the age of ginseng. How to scientifically tell the age of American ginseng?
See ginseng leaves.
American ginseng grown in a natural environment, if there are 3 true leaves, the ginseng is more than 5 years old.

The American FSW has an introduction on how to judge the age of American ginseng.

Dry ginsengs see Sam Qi. There are obvious links (growth rings) on the Senti, each link. Starting from the ginseng root (the root represents 1-2 years), each additional section represents 1 more year. That is, if there are three sections, then American ginseng is at least 4-5 years old.
Source: FSW, USA

Non-artificially ripened American ginseng takes at least 1 year to grow leaves and 3 years to bloom and bear fruit. Good organic semi-wild Weizhou ginseng needs 3-4 years of cultivation before it can be picked.

Sliced American ginseng VS original ginseng

After slicing, American ginseng will be relatively simple to soak in water or eat, and it will be easier to taste.
So, the question is, when buying American ginseng, which is better than the original branch or the original branch?
Our answer to this is that it is not recommended to buy ready-made American ginseng unless sliced in person.
Because the original ginseng can still be roughly distinguished by appearance. However, once the ginseng is sliced, unless it is soaked in water, it is difficult for the naked eye to distinguish whether the ginseng in the piece has "fish eye mixed beads".

The sliced ginseng is the same length

How to slice yourself?

Dried American ginseng is very hard, and without a professional cutter from a Chinese medicine store, it is a chore to slice it yourself. Here, we introduce you to some DIY slice tips.

The dry cutting method uses pruning horticultural shears (cutters) to cut American ginseng directly. This method is convenient and fast, the only drawback is that when slicing, the dried ginseng will break and break.

Steaming method

Steam the ginseng with water for 15 minutes and then slice.
You can also use a rice cooker, after cooking, spread American ginseng on the rice, use the steam and heat of the rice to soften it, and slice it after ten minutes, and also add the nutrition and aroma of American ginseng in the rice.

Precautions for eating American ginseng.

American ginseng can be sliced and soaked in water or boiled in soup.
Soak in water or stew soup, depending on your personal preference, with other nourishing ingredients.
Because American ginseng is cool, it should be paired with warm or hot ingredients.
Recommended warm ingredients: red dates, goji berries, black chicken, ribs. About the amount of use.
It is recommended to use 2 to 4 grams per day as the standard, which can be increased or decreased according to personal constitution or cooking needs, and the best effect is best when taken 40 minutes before meals on an empty stomach.
Dietary taboos: Do not take with fruits and vegetables or drinks containing vitamin C, patients with colds or coughs, pregnant women or prescription medications, please consult a doctor before following the doctor's advice.



























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