We recommend enjoying your First Harvest Ginger fresh, as its fresh state is what really sets this ginger apart from what you are used to from your grocery store’s ginger. Your ginger will arrive ripe and ready to consume. First harvest ginger is best kept loose in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator to preserve the specific fresh quality of First Harvest Ginger for a week to ten days. If not consumed by that time, you can freeze in an airtight bag or dry ginger on your countertop or in a cool, dry place. Based on the humidity and temperature of your home drying times will vary, we recommend consuming in the next few weeks while drying. See How to Store for more instructions.
Remove peel or leave intact based on your personal preference. To peel, use a spoon’s edge or paring knife to scrape the skin off. Fresh ginger can be utilized in numerous ways: added to stir fries, curries, salads, marinades, or to your favorite homemade sauce. You can also infuse hot water or a neutral spirit to impart its delicate flavor. The Kaua’i Ginger Lemon Syrup is a spicy addition to a craft cocktail or a refreshing seltzer. Chef Gida’s Kaua’i Ginger Mac Nut Chili Crunch is spicy and crunchy; a good topping for eggs, rice bowls, pizza, or really anything!
Fresh Ginger - Leave the peel intact to store in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. After a week you can either freeze or leave out on your countertop to dry. While your ginger is likely to dry just fine on your counter, drying ginger at home leaves it susceptible to any mold spores and humidity that are present. There is therefore some risk for mold or rot. If you'd like to avoid this risk, we also recommend freezing your ginger. To freeze ginger, slice or mince to lay on a parchment-lined tray. Freeze until solid and place in a plastic freezer bag or airtight container to be stored for about six months.