smells and tastes a little like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon
and pepper - hence its name. The gingerbread industry
purchases this spice from Mexico, East India and Jamaica.
is won from what was originally a Mediterranean plant.
Its positive effect on the function of the gall bladder
won it praise as early as 1500 BC. in the "Papyrus
Ebert". The main areas of cultivation are Syria,
Italy, Bulgaria and Spain
Candied lemon peel
is produced in a similar manner to candied orange peel
- from the citrus fruit of the citron tree. It
is a clever flavour booster in wafer-based gingerbread
and is also primarily purchased from the Netherlands.
Candied orange peel
is particularly important for the flavour of wafer-based
gingerbread. The skin of the bitter orange or "Seville
orange" is processed into candied orange peel,
packaged in a saline solution and then, at the place
of destination, candied under pressure in sugar solutions
of increasing concentration. In the correct dosage,
as in all wafer-based gingerbread, candied orange peel
can stimulate the appetite. The candied peel for the
gingerbread industry is primarily purchased from the
belongs to the family of the ginger plants. It is known
for its effect as a stomach stimulant. The gingerbread
industry primarily imports this spice from the Indian
Peninsula and Sri Lanka.
is known as the most important spice in the gingerbread
baking industry. The finest, best quality types come
from Sri Lanka. Although the appetising "flavour"
of cinnamon almost makes it a luxury good, from a nutritional
and medical perspective it has been prescribed as a
relaxant and blood-stilling cure for many centuries.
have a germicidal effect and are known as a remedy for
the stomach and digestive system. The ancient Egyptians
knew about this spice from East Africa, Madagascar,
Indonesia and Brazil.
is known as a typical kitchen spice and stomach remedy.
This fruit, the size of a peppercorn, is found in Marocco,
Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria and in large parts of the
Ukraine and Russia.
the yellow, ground powder from the dried ginger root,
has been "traded" for centuries as a magical
cure for stomach ailments. Initially imported from India,
this spice gives food and drinks an unmistakable aroma
is the dried seed coat of the nutmeg. It is milder
than nutmeg itself. The key cultivation areas are the
Molucca Isles, Sumatra, Sri Lanka andthe West Indies.