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Ginger Root--How can you tell when it goes bad?



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HEMAMALINI100
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7/22/14 8:54 P

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If it smell funky pitch it. It does get soft and shrivels when it is bad.

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7/7/14 2:22 P

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If you have to ask, toss it and get more. :-)



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6/12/14 1:03 P

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I freeze mine, too, if I don't use it within a couple of weeks. My favorite way to use it is to cut a chunk, peel off the skin and cut into thin wedges --and cut the wedges into match-stick strips. Then for quick shoyu flavoring, add the ginger to equal parts shoyu (soy sauce) and chicken broth, sugar (or splenda) to taste, smash a clove or two of garlic and simmer with chicken pieces in a pan until the liquid is reduced. Or use the same recipe without any meat, just heat in a saucepan to "marry" the flavors and use as a dipping sauce for lumpia, pot stickers, egg rolls, sushi, etc. Can also use as a marinade or to baste your meats for a BBQ, Get brave and add a few drops of sesame oil to the mixture to kick the flavor up a notch! --or even some red pepper flakes for those that like their food to bite back. emoticon

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HAWKTHREE
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6/6/14 8:02 A

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I've never had it go bad, like rot or anything. Just kind of shrivel and turn soft.

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6/3/14 7:56 A

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In stir fry type dishes, very thin slices are often added in with garlic and onions and cooked a little before adding other ingredients. It is very strong though. My Chinese recipe book says to store ginger in a cool, dry place, but not the refrigerator. You can also plant it. This article took a very experimental approach on how to explore ginger, and the winning approach was to store it in a ziploc bag in the crisper drawer of a refrigerator.

http://www.finecooking.com/articles/storing-ginger.aspx?pg=2



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EEKAMIGHTY
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5/12/14 2:12 A

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Tharfoir, thank you for your response to my question. I appreciate any information on this.



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THARFOIR
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5/11/14 2:08 P

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I've never had it go bad, but if you squishy, odd-colored, or smells off, I'd say not to use it. You can freeze ginger root whole and just use a grater while it's frozen, too, so if yours is okay I'd stick it in the freezer. no need to peel it, it grates up just fine.



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5/10/14 7:47 P

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I bought mine about 3 wks ago and thought I'd find something to do with it. I haven't yet. Any help on how to tell when it goes bad or an idea of how to use it in a recipe? Thank you.



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