For thousands of years, the roots of red ginseng have been used in Asian cultures for their healing properties. In recent years, this traditional root is making headlines for its ability to fight free radicals and support the immune system.
Thanks to these properties, red ginseng is becoming increasingly popular among consumers looking for tasty and healthy foods that also have a traditional appeal.
Origins of Korean Red Ginseng
The story of red ginseng begins 5,000 years ago in the mountains of Manchuria (China); even then, ginseng had cultural significance as a herbal remedy to improve health and longevity.
The term ‘ginseng’ is derived from the Chinese word, ‘Jen sheng‘, man plant, because of its shape similar to that of the human body. The botanical name of the most valuable ginseng, the Korean ginseng, is ‘Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer‘.
Numerous scientific studies have shown it to have beneficial effects on human health. It is one of the most popular dietary supplements in Asia, with sales exceeding $1 billion a year worldwide.
In Korea, the consumption of red ginseng as a hot winter drink has been a tradition for thousands of years, but its use can also extend to tea or coffee preparations.
Its main characteristic is that it is considered an adaptogenic plant, i.e. its benefits are adapted depending on the user’s deficiencies or needs.
The energising and anti-stress properties of red ginseng have made it a very successful product that has been used for thousands of years.
The difference between red and white ginseng
Korean red ginseng differs from white ginseng in the heat treatment to which it is subjected: the white ginseng is dried at a low temperature; in the red ginseng, on the other hand, the hulled root is heat-treated, a process that leads to caramelisation of the root, which gives it its red colour.
Furthermore, the distinguishing feature lies in the harvest age: for example, the white ginseng is harvested after 4 years, while the red one after 6 years.
Red ginseng requires more work and time in the production process than the better-known variant, which is why it is not easy to find.
However, red ginseng can be considered an exclusive and unique product for those looking for something special.
How to use the soluble product
The recommended dilution is approx: 18/20g of product in 100ml of warm water.
Why we chose it
At Antico Eremo, we follow market trends and always try to offer our customers something new. For this reason, in our laboratory we have created a soluble red ginseng drink, a unique and original product that can be easily prepared by adding it to hot or cold water.
We are excited to present this novelty, which represents the perfect combination of the tradition of red ginseng and the innovation of a ready-to-drink beverage.