With these hacks, you can keep your ginger fresh!
We have written a bunch of articles about ginger and it’s health benefits. So you don’t have to tell us that ginger is a great addition to your grocery list! But usually, you don’t use the whole root at once and that means you have to store it some way to make sure it stays fresh. Well, we have just the tips for you!
There are different ways to store ginger and they all depend on the way you have used your ginger. But if you have just bought a fresh new root, there is a general rule when it comes to storage: If you want to make sure your ginger stays fresh before you use it, keep it in an air-tight container or bag and put it in the crisper drawer in your fridge. That way, your ginger will stay fresh until you actually have to use it!
When you peel your ginger, you can not save it for as long as you’d like. That means you have to take some extra measures when it comes to storing your ginger. But don’t worry, we have some tips for exactly this situation! Wrap the peeled ginger in some Saran Wrap – wrap it tight! – and then put it in your fridge. When you store your peeled ginger this way, it might stay fresh for another three weeks.
Sometimes you want to be prepared and so you cut up the entire root of ginger without having to use it all. Even though this means that your ginger will spoil faster, there is a way to make sure your minced ginger stays fresh for a week. Just put it in an airtight container and save it in the crisper drawer of your fridge. There is no guarantee that it will last a week, but it is a way to maintain some of the freshness for at least a few days.
Just make sure to always check for mold whenever you have stored your ginger in the fridge. When in doubt; be safe instead of sorry and throw it out.
If you feel like you might not use your ginger anytime soon, you can always freeze it! Just wash it and let it dry, then put it in a bag or container and freeze it. Five months later, your ginger will still be as fresh as the day you bought it!
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