Ginseng was originally discovered in the mountain provinces of Manchuria over 5,000 years ago and is used for its strength-giving and rejuvenating properties. For centuries, cultures have incorporated ginseng in their holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle and overall well-being. Deeply located in cool, hardwood forests, the plant grows best on sloping terrain shaded by a high canopy of trees.
Hershey’s is a leading buyer, seller and exporter of natural American ginseng to Asia, including the Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and mainland China markets. Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Fish & Wildlife Service, Hershey’s seeks to ensure this renewable resource is protected for future generations.