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Ginger

Ginger

Ginger has a long history of providing a multitude of medicinal benefits, from reducing intestinal distress, helping with nausea and upset stomachs, to having anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. It is even purported to help ease arthritis, lower cholesterol, and reduce muscle pain.

Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant, and has a firm, striated texture. The root has tan skin, ivory to pale green flesh, and a peppery, slightly sweet flavor. It has a lovely spicy aromatic aroma. Skin should be removed before using, and it is good to note that younger rhizomes are often easier to work with.

 

The strong, pungent flavor of ginger is the perfect addition to Asian recipes, soups, and baked goods.

The Lowdown

  • Season
    Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter
  • Select
    Choose roots that are firm, unblemished, and with no mold apparent.
  • Store
    Store in a cool dry place for several weeks.

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