Ginger

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Description: Ginger’s beige, moist flesh is best known for adding zest to dishes of all sorts.

A thin, light brown skin covers ginger’s irregular, knobby shape. Most recipes call for ginger to be peeled before using. Rubbing ginger with the blade of a spoon works.

Storage: Buy a ginger hand, it’s so worth it. Ginger hands are large but can be easily stored up to 3 months in the freezer. Cover pieces of ginger root in plastic wrap before freezing. To add to a recipe, remove a piece and grate, no need to thaw. Tightly covered, ginger can be kept frozen for up to three months.

Fresh or spice?: Fresh ginger is dried to make ginger spice. Substitute 6 parts fresh ginger for 1 part ground ginger.

Enjoy for taste and your health: Ginger has been thought to be effective for treating nausea caused by seasickness, morning sickness, and chemotherapy.

Taste: Strong and spicy

Selection: Choose firm, and heavy with unblemished skin.

Ripening: Not necessary

Season: All year

Brooks Origin: Costa Rica (primarily), Brazil, Honduras, Thailand, and China

Nutritional Info:

  • Serving 1/4 cup (24g)
  • Calories 19
  • Calories from Fat 2
  • Total Fat 0.0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 4g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 0g

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Fresh ginger so worth it
Fresh ginger so worth it
Fresh ginger so worth it
Fresh ginger so worth it
Fresh ginger so worth it
Fresh ginger so worth it

For our retailers and wholesalers

Ethylene Production: None

Ethylene Sensitivity: None

Shelf Life: Unpeeled ginger root can be stored, as is, in a refrigerator up to one week, up to three weeks if tightly wrapped in a towel and placed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Storage Temperature: 52°F

Storage Humidity: 65% – 75%