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How to Eat Ginger

Nick Musica
Feb 04, 2021 - 1 minute read

You’ve never had ginger until you’ve had it fresh from the farm. That’s why we at FruitStand can’t wait to send you exceptional quality ginger directly from our farm partners to your door.

Ginger is a tasty rhizome that is used as a spice for flavor rather than eating whole. It can be boiled and steeped to flavor soups, cream and sauces. Grate it into flavorful syrups, candies and marinades. The citrusy heat can also be used to flavor proteins from pork and beef to delicate sushi and seafood dishes.

Fresh ginger has a powerfully pungent flavor. It tastes earthy with peppery heat, and citrusy in its sharpness. When added as a spice, ginger imparts a warm, spicy flavor that has slightly acidic sweetness. Botanically known as Zingiber officinale, and sometimes called ginger root, ginger is in fact a rhizome and not a root at all. It comes in unique, knobby clusters that are about six inches long on average.

How to prepare your ginger will depend on the recipe you’re using. Here are the most common ways to prepare ginger for just about any recipe.

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