Learn more about this zesty, spicy root vegetable
How to select
Ginger comes in different forms. Fresh ginger is found as a root. Choose robust firm roots with a spicy fragrance and smooth skin. Ginger root should not be cracked or withered.
How to store
Store ginger root tightly wrapped in a paper towel or plastic wrap (or put into a plastic bag) in the refrigerator for 2–3 weeks.
Ways to use
- Cut up a hunk of fresh ginger (no need to peel) and pour boiling water over it. Add a little honey and a little lemon to make the perfect cool-weather tea.
- Almost every stir fry could use a little grated or minced ginger to spice things up.
- Ginger is a fantastic ingredient to add to any soup, including soups that feature fall fruits and vegetables.
- Try adding grated ginger with a combination of whole wheat bread crumbs, garlic, and cilantro (if desired) over tilapia or another white fish. Bake in the oven on 400° F until fish is flaky.