There are two major types of ginger; the processed or powder ginger and the fresh farm ginger (no processing but requires peeling). When choosing ginger, ensure that it has firm texture, smooth skin and free from mold. They may have been cleaned or not, however it is great if you clean it at home before use.
Have you peeled your ginger and a small portion is remaining? I don’t want to throw it but am afraid it will go bad, how can it be stored? No need to throw it away or goes bad? The thought of losing the smell, its texture, and its appearance may be frustrating.
Here is a simple procedure to store:
- Peel, wash and grate the ginger.
- Using a teaspoon, scoop the ginger and place it on a plate lined with bakery paper or parchment paper. Hint; this paper ensures that the ginger does not stick on the plate.
- Put in freezer.
Refrigerated ginger can last up to three weeks if it is unpeeled, isn’t this great news.
For dried or processed ginger, simple pack it in a plastic bag or glass container in a cool, dark and dry place. This will keep it away from excessive light, dry and excess water from the air, otherwise it will go bad. Dried ginger can be stored in the refrigerator and last longer.
Save the Ginger.