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Celebrate the New Year with Wisconsin Ginseng

Wisconsin is known for being the #1 producer of many agricultural commodities, but you might not know about this specialty root that is sought after around the world! Wisconsin Ginseng, otherwise known as Panax quinquefolius is one of Wisconsin's #1 crops. In fact, we produce about 95% percent of all cultivated ginseng in the United States, with the majority of it being in Marathon County.

Ginseng is often used in the celebration of the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Tiger and the New Year starts on February 1, 2022. Wisconsin ginseng is known as being the highest quality American Ginseng and produces a unique bitter-sweet taste that’s recognized all over the world. About 90% of Wisconsin ginseng is exported to Asian countries and Ginseng is a key ingredient used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ginseng is often given as a gift around the new year and is known as the ‘gift of good health’.

Wisconsin Ginseng can be consumed as a tea, capsules, fresh root, or powder form – which can be easily added into one’s favorite dishes. American Ginseng can also be found in some energy drinks. The possibilities are endless!

Try cooking or baking with ginseng – I made the Chocolate peanut butter ginseng cookies with ginseng powder.

Visit the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin website to learn more about ginseng, its history, and find out how you can get your hands on this Wisconsin product!


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