Aromatic, Pungent, and spicy, Ginger adds incredible flavor to any meal and is effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Add ginger to your tea, sautéed vegetables, or your favorite stuffing for baked apples to spice things up!
Ginger promotes healthy sweating, which can be helpful during cold and flu season. It is also helpful in reducing nausea and has also been found to reduce the pain of arthritis. Ginger packs an active punch, so you don’t need to add much to receive the benefits of this wonder spice.
To remove the skin from ginger, use a paring knife. The flavor of the ginger in your dish is dependent on the timing of the addition during the cooking process. If you’re looking for more flavor, add the ginger at the end of the cooking process. For a less pungent taste, add ginger at the beginning of the process.
Fresh ginger can be stored in the refrigerator (unpeeled) for up to three weeks. You can also store unpeeled fresh ginger in the freezer for up to six months.