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Fresh Ginger - Tips for Storing and Use

Ginger Made Super-Easy


Updated June 26, 2010

Ginger Root

Fresh Ginger Root

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The best tip I ever got for using and storing ginger root is this simple secret: Keep it in the freezer (I use a zip-type bag). This means:
  • It grates really easily and finely (any grater will do, although I like the Microplane type best)
  • You don't have to peel it! I'm not kidding. The peel grates up so fine you don't have to worry about it, which means
  • Much less waste, so it lasts longer.
Try this and you will be a convert, I guarantee. It takes all of the hassle out of working with fresh ginger, and you don't end up biting down on pieces of ginger in your food.

One tablespoon fresh ginger has one gram of carbohydrate, and tons of flavor.
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