Well friends, after nearly three years of making my widely acclaimed Jake’s Ginger Tealixir for friends and neighbors, I’ve decided to bottle and sell it. It’s now on sale for $15 a bottle at the Goodside Grocery in Sheboygan, WI. It appears to be catching on, because we’ve sold out of every production run since mid-November. I’m brewing and bottling the product at the commercial kitchen of Jams, Jellies and More. Thanks to the coaching of Jayne Ries, owner of the kitchen, we were able to fast track this product to market in only six months. If you have any thoughts of launching a food product of your own, I’d highly recommend Jayne. She’s a great coach and food consultant.
So what’s so great about Jake’s Ginger Tealixir? It’s Gingerol 6, and my tealixir has a lot of it.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is surprisingly the most widely used dietary condiment in the world today. It’s actually part of the plant family that includes turmeric and cardamom, which may explain why the health benefits of ginger are so extraordinary.
The Chinese and Indians have used ginger tonics to treat ailments for over 4,700 years, and it was a priceless commodity during the Roman Empire trade around the coming of Christ because of its medicinal properties. Of the 115 different chemical components found in ginger root, the therapeutic benefits come from gingerols, the oily resin from the root that acts as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. These bioactive ingredients, especially -gingerol, have been thoroughly evaluated clinically, and the research backs up why you should use ginger on a regular basis.
Read up on it. I’ll bet you’ll be drinking Jake’s Ginger Tealixir in no time…and benefiting from it!