What is Ginger Root?
- Ginger is native to Southern Asia and India. It is spoken of in the Jewish Talmud, was written about by Marco Polo, and even recommended by Henry VIII as a remedy against the plague. It is an important ingredient in recipes throughout the world.
- Fresh ginger root has a light brown, textured skin and white to yellow flesh. It has a peppery, pungent, zesty flavor, and fibrous, somewhat juicy texture.
- Also available in organic.
How to Eat
- Ginger can be added to a variety of sweet and savory dishes: grated into cake batter, sliced into a stir-fry, or added in big chunks to a braise.
- Ginger is known for its stomach-soothing properties and is often consumed in candy or pill form to alleviate motion sickness. It also has antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
How to Choose
- Choose roots that have firm, smooth skin with a sheen.
How to Store
- Store refrigerated, uncut, up to 3 to 4 weeks.
When are they in season?
Where are they grown?
- Conventional: Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Thailand, and U.S.A.
- Organic: Peru.
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Jungle Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened 1/4 cup shortening 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups … Continue reading
Gingered Mandarin Lychees Ingredients: 1 pound Lychees 1 11-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, minced Fresh Mint (optional) Steps: With a paring knife, peel and seed lychees, and add … Continue reading
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Curried Ginger Chicken Salad Ingredients: 2 whole chicken breasts, cooked and cooled 2 cups cooked rice, cooled or chilled 2 cups cut-up fresh fruit, such as Frieda’s Sunrise or Hawaiian Papaya, melon, or pineapple 1 cup raisins 1 cup Frieda’s … Continue reading
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Grilled Peaches with Ginger Cream Ingredients: About 6 to 8 medium-ripe peaches, peeled 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar Ginger Cream Ginger Cream: 1 cup (8 oz) soft cream cheese 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar … Continue reading
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Quince Chutney Ingredients: 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 cup apple juice 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon Frieda’s Fresh Ginger, minced … Continue reading
Ginger Beef Potstickers Ingredients: 1 cup finely chopped Napa cabbage, Shanghai bok choy, or green cabbage 1/2 pound ground beef, pork, or lamb 3 green onions, minced 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, peeled and chopped … Continue reading
Ginger Chicken with Papaya Ingredients 3 tablespoons cooking oil 2 tablespoons minced ginger root 1 garlic clove, minced 2 green onions, chopped 1 3-pound broiler-frying chicken, cut up 2 medium sunrise or Hawaiian papayas (or 1 medium Miradol papaya), peeled, … Continue reading