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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.

Peak season

Peak season: fall









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.

How to cut ginger

How to cut ginger

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