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Ginger comes to us from South Asia. It has many uses including eating as a food, medicinally, or as a spice because of it's potent flavor.

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SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Good in sauces, condiments, chicken & fruit dishes. Used in cake, bread & ice cream. Young, fleshier roots are often cooked with sugar into a candy. Ground Ginger Root is also used to make Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer.

Selection

Good-quality ginger root should have smooth light brown skin with a light sheen and white flesh.

Pick the roots with the least number of knots and/or branching.

Avoid

Avoid product that is small, wrinkled or soft or has spots of mold on the cut edges.

Storage

Store ginger root dry in your refrigerator. For longer storage, peel the ginger and cover with sherry wine before refrigerating.

You can freeze ginger root for up to three months.

Ripening

In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.

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