How to Store Fresh Ginger

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Stop wasting Ginger! No longer do you have to keep buying ginger roots to use in a recipe then to only find it weeks later, shriveled up in the back of the fridge weeks later :(

With just a few simple steps you can stop wasting your ginger and always have a fresh supply on hand!

  1. Get a few fresh ginger roots
  2. Peel your ginger (I love this PEELER) and trim any yucky spots
  3. Freeze your peeled ginger
  4. Grate your frozen ginger on a microplane and use in recipes!
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Hayley Ryczek is the voice behind the healthy cooking and natural lifestyle blog, Health Starts in the Kitchen. Most often you will find Hayley in her kitchen, she has always had a passion for food and cooking. She resides with her husband, Ray (and black lab, Hercules) on a 6-acre homestead in rural, southwestern Pennsylvania. Together, they have a beautiful organic garden, raise chickens, forage for wild edibles and look forward to their summertime Sunday evening “mountain rides” in their Jeep.


10 thoughts on “How to Store Fresh Ginger

  1. Matthew Katz

    why do you peel the ginger i feel like that would make it rot more quickly? Is it because of microbes on the skin?

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    1. Hayley Ryczek Post author

      I peel the ginger because I don’t use it with the peel on it – I don’t want to peel it when it frozen.

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  2. Albert

    Ummm, not sure if I agree with this advice. Always have fresh ginger by freezing it? That’s not fresh anymore its frozen. Ginger stores for a pretty long time just sitting on the shelf. I think the trick is to only buy what you’re going to use in a week. I use about a thumb of ginger per day in either one of my shakes or smoothies and sometimes in dishes.. I know how much I need so I keep just that much. Why kill the live ginger root by freezing it?

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    1. Hayley Ryczek Post author

      Freezing is the best way to preserve foods that minimally impacts the nutritional value. It’s far superior to A. it going to waste B. dried/powdered C. going without – I live in an are where foods like ginger are not readily available, go without or freeze? I’ll freeze it.

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  3. Kelsey

    I’ve had good luck with peeling frozen ginger as well, if you made the mistake of excitedly throwing ginger root in the freezer and later realizing you left the skin on… which I may or may not have done.

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