Ginger (Fresh)

About Me: Ginger belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric and cardamom.Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice. The unique fragrance and flavour of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

To Store: Place your ginger in a freezer bag; press out most of the air and place it in the crisper drawer in your refrigerator. 

To Freeze: To store ginger indefinitely, stick the root in the freezer with the peel on. Place it in a freezer bag or another freezer-safe container to protect it from freezer burn. Whenever you need fresh ginger for a recipe, pull the ginger out; grate what you need; and return the rest of the root to the freezer. There's no need to thaw it first as frozen ginger is a lot easier to peel.

Recipes: Coming Soon!