Ginger has long been a part of European, Asian, African, Russian, and Middle Eastern cuisine; and for most of its history dried ginger has been used more than fresh as fresh ginger never survived the caravan and trade routes. The root of the rhizome plant Zingiber officinale doesn’t have much flavor, but when sliced, ground, or minced its pungent, strikingly strong, lemony-peppery flavor will be released. Ginger will actually lose a lot of its flavor due to a chemical reaction with sunlight, so it should be stored in an airtight container in a dark place.
Sliced ginger is easier to store than whole roots and have more preserved flavor tucked in its favors than ginger that’s already been ground, which is more fragrant but the volatile oils have a much shorter shelf life. Keep stored in a dark cool place. When you need freshly ground ginger, take a few slices out, lightly toast them, and then grind them in a spice mill for a punchier flavor.
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Recommended Applications||This Sliced Ginger Root has various applications to include both sweet and savory cooking. An important ingredient in many spice blends such as Curry Powder and can commonly be found in cakes, puddings, cookies, gingerbread, pickles, and many Asian vegetable dishes.|
|Taste & Aroma||Bitter or Astringent, Hot|
|Product Style||Coarse Cut|
|Cuisine||Arabic, Asian, Chinese, European, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, North African, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
|Qualities||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Country of Origin||Nigeria|
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