Making ginger jam for lunar New Year
VietNamNet Bridge – The lunar New Year is adjacent. Hundreds of enterprises in Quang Ngai City and other localities are in a hurry to produce ginger jam to serve northern customers.


ginger jam, Tet holiday, New Year, Quang Ngai
Fresh ginger is transported from the Central Highlands to jam producing enterprises in Quang Ngai City. Mr. Vo Huu Kha said he has transported fresh ginger and scraped ginger for jam producing enterprises for more than 20 years. This vehicle can carry 300kg of ginger.



ginger jam, Tet holiday, New Year, Quang Ngai
Ginger is scraped and sliced. This is the first stage of processing ginger jam.



ginger jam, Tet holiday, New Year, Quang Ngai
Making ginger jam for the Tet holiday creates jobs for hundreds of people, with an income of VND150,000 per person per day.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh in Tran Hung Dao Ward, Quang Ngai city rents a plot of land near Quang Ngai temporary market for processing ginger jam for the Lunar New Year.




ginger jam, Tet holiday, New Year, Quang Ngai
After being cut into slices, ginger is washed and boiled in large pots for more than one hour.



ginger jam, Tet holiday, New Year, Quang Ngai
After that, ginger is put into pans, mixed with sugar, and simmered for 3 hours.



ginger jam, Tet holiday, New Year, Quang Ngai
Employees who simmer ginger jam earn from VND200,000 to VND250,000 ($10-12) per day.




ginger jam, Tet holiday, New Year, Quang Ngai
After this step, ginger is poured out into flat baskets for sugar mixing and drying.



ginger jam, Tet holiday, New Year, Quang Ngai
With over 15 years of processing ginger jam for lunar New Year, Ms. Do Thi Minh Tam from Village 2, Nghia Dong commune, Quang Ngai city said that her enterprise supplies about 15 tons of ginger jam each Tet. "This year, the cold weather is forecasted to last until the Tet holiday so my enterprise processes about 20 tons of ginger jam, employing 30 workers," Tam said.


ginger jam, Tet holiday, New Year, Quang Ngai
Ginger jam is boxed. One kilo of ginger jam is priced from VND35,000 to VND40,000. Each enterprise can earn profit from VND15 to VND20 million for nearly one month.


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ginger jam, Tet holiday, New Year, Quang Ngai
 
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