ginger tubers that are heavy for their size, firm, with smooth skin and a spicy fragrance.
ginger tubers that are light for their size and have wrinkled flesh.
Seasonality: All year
Fresh, unpeeled ginger tubers should be wrapped in paper towels, placed in a plastic bag and refrigerated up to three weeks. You may also wrap ginger tubers tightly and freeze them up to two months. Dried ginger should be kept in a cool, dark place in an airtight container. Preserved ginger can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place up to three months.
Use the back of a spoon to gently peel ginger, then shred, mince, slice or grate as needed. Slice ginger perpendicular to the direction of the fibers to eliminate any stringiness.1 tablespoon grated fresh root equals 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger.
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