ginger root

Ginger root is the rhizome of the Ginger plant, used to flavor dishes. It is pickled, steeped (for hot beverages), candied, brewed into beer, powdered and used in an incredible range of recipes. Dried and powdered ginger can be used as a substitute for fresh at a ratio of 6 to 1, but the flavor differs greatly. Ginger root should be peeled before consumption, and can be refrigerated or frozen for long-term storage.