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ruthiegirl
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I've had it grow green/white fuzzy mold in the fridge. Now I keep the ginger in a basket near my onions. It dries out sometimes, but never gets moldy. I still use it to flavor long-cooking bone broths after it gets dried out.


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When I store ginger in the fridge, it gets moldy, fast. When I store it on the counter-top, it gets dried out. I'm now storing it in the freezer.


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I like to grate fresh ginger into hot water and add some freshly squeezed lemon juice, I drink this every morning on the way to work. Some times I add manuka honey, yum!




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Quoted from ruthiegirl
I've had it grow green/white fuzzy mold in the fridge. Now I keep the ginger in a basket near my onions. It dries out sometimes, but never gets moldy. I still use it to flavor long-cooking bone broths after it gets dried out.


I wish I'd seen your post before I just finished my batch of turkey broth.  I usually add the grated ginger to onion and carrot when I'm making veggie soup, but adding it to the bone broth as it simmers seems like a great idea.

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I like to grate fresh ginger into hot water and add some freshly squeezed lemon juice, I drink this every morning on the way to work. Some times I add manuka honey, yum!


I'm going to remember the freezer from now on.  It probably makes it grate well, too.
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You can get a ginger crock, kind of like, a garlic one. If your refrigerate it don't leave in plastic. I wrap mine in a white paper towel. Don't leave in plastic wherever your store it to much humidly it will mold.  Freezing is good. well you'd have to put in plastic then


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Freezing is good. well you'd have to put in plastic then
I don't put my ginger in plastic...just put the whole root in the freezer.



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Quoted from Drea
I don't put my ginger in plastic...just put the whole root in the freezer.



Me too...I grate what I need frozen, put back into freezer...  Lasts till I've used it up.



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freshly shnippled ginger slices in green or white tea... sooo yummy ..... and nearly no digestive problems anymore....


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Does anyone have experience with using ginger root capsules (with the powdered root inside?)

I find them to be outstanding.  Only issue i ran into is i seem to not fall asleep if i take them too late.  I find them very energizing and helpful for my digestion though, and enhance mood
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I've used ginger in capsules. But I'm enjoying eating it so much now that I dump the capsules into whatever I happen to be cooking. I love ginger too!!


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Found a new 'dessert' at HFS: organic ginger root candied with dark agave syrup. The benefits of ginger with just a little touch of sweetness ... contrasts nicely with ginger's spicy notes.



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I love, love, love ginger. It is great to nourish the spleen. I sometimes juice it and freeze to use in my kombucha, but always have the dried, organic on hand as well.
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I've used ginger in capsules. But I'm enjoying eating it so much now that I dump the capsules into whatever I happen to be cooking. I love ginger too!!


That is very creative!  I'm gonna try that.

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You can get the powder from any asian store. (by the lb.) Would be cheaper than capsules. I use to get capsules and the add the powder.  Now I love fresh ginger!  


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You can get the powder from any asian store. (by the lb.) Would be cheaper than capsules. I use to get capsules and the add the powder.  Now I love fresh ginger!  

I am simply using up capsules I already had. I love fresh ginger too. I knew I should have commented about that after I posted! I eat it every day by itself!


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I buy the powder in bulk at the natural food stores and keep in a dark glass jar.  It gets used daily in something or another.

Another use I have for ginger is mincing a handful of the fresh ginger and adding to a pint or so of water.  I simmer this covered until the water is reduced by half.  Then I strain the liquid, cool and refrigerate until needed.

This gives me a very concentrated ginger "tea", which I can add to soups and stews, pour a dash into my tea or add to any liquid which I consume.



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Quoted from Victoria
I buy the powder in bulk at the natural food stores and keep in a dark glass jar.  It gets used daily in something or another.

Another use I have for ginger is mincing a handful of the fresh ginger and adding to a pint or so of water.  I simmer this covered until the water is reduced by half.  Then I strain the liquid, cool and refrigerate until needed.

This gives me a very concentrated ginger "tea", which I can add to soups and stews, pour a dash into my tea or add to any liquid which I consume.


In macrobiotics we would take concentrated fresh ginger water such as this you describe, very hot, and dip towels/cloths in it and wring 'em out and use them for spinal rubs (chi stimulation).



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In macrobiotics we would take concentrated fresh ginger water such as this you describe, very hot, and dip towels/cloths in it and wring 'em out and use them for spinal rubs (chi stimulation).



That sounds fantastic!  

I put a couple of Tb powdered ginger in a large dishpan, fill with hot water and soak my feet in it if I am fighting a cold.  Works Great!



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I buy powdered ginger in Costco in the spice section and use it liberally in cooking.


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I love ginger tea, which I take to college in a thermos. A few slices in boiling water with some honey - a great student's drink!

I have just started experimenting again with juices. We used to have one every evening, until Swami made carrots an avoid for DH. I have been trying to concoct something with mostly bennies for us both. The current mix, which we both enjoy, is celery, pears, beetroot, a knob of ginger and cranberries. Sounds like a wild combo, but it is refreshing, not too tart, with the kick of ginger. Quite delicious!


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The current mix, which we both enjoy, is celery, pears, beetroot, a knob of ginger and cranberries. Sounds like a wild combo, but it is refreshing, not too tart, with the kick of ginger. Quite delicious!


Sounds great to me!



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Quoted from Drea
When I store ginger in the fridge, it gets moldy, fast. When I store it on the counter-top, it gets dried out. I'm now storing it in the freezer.

Hi Drea, I had the same experience with refrigerated ginger until I started storing it in a Rubbermaid Produce Saver container. I was pretty skeptical when I first bought one of these containers, of whether it would really improve the storage life of refrigerated vegetables, but it actually did. Even though I don't buy huge amounts of produce at a time, these containers help what I do buy stay in better condition. Now the crisper bin has been relegated to storing nuts, seeds and pseudocereals.

I'll still keep some ginger in the freezer, though, because I find it easier to peel frozen when I'm just going to throw an inch or so in the blender for a smoothie.



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