Proper storage of wild ginseng is so important that it can keep its active ingredients, and increase its market value

Proper storage of wild ginseng is so important that it can keep its active ingredients, and increase its market value

Do not wash after digging. Shake off some covered dirt, place them in a plastic box as the picture shown. A good method of keeping the ginseng fresh is to use green moss. Lay the ginseng on top of green moss. And put another layer of green moss, with the green facing down on top of the ginseng. Close the lid immediately. Then, place the box inside a cooler that is set to 35°F – 38°F. In this way, it can be preserved fresh for 1 – 2 months without losing weight.

Put a layer of green moss at the bottom of the container, with the green facing up

Note: Don't store fresh ginseng in the freezer which is set below 32°F (0°C). Once it's frozen, it goes bad. Do not wash after digging. Once the ginseng is wet, you must dry them otherwise the ginseng roots will go bad quickly.

The pictures below: Roots may increase the purchasing price 10-30% those with higher age, prettier in shape and with a neck longer than 2-4 inches.

In some area, the wild ginseng roots surface color is grayish-yellow to reddish-yellow. They are considered less valuable than the one that has blackish mud in its wrinkles circle. The price difference between them is about 5-10%.

Running water cleaning will decrease the active ingredient from the surface, and also wipe out too much blackish mud color from the skin

Freshly harvested wild ginseng cannot be stacked together or placed in plastic bags for a long time.Read more