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Ginger

 

Ginger is a flavoring from a tuberous root of Zingiber officinale, a plantin the Ginger family. The root is often dried and ground or "crystallized" with sugar.

 

General

Ginger is a flavoring from a tuberous root of Zingiber officinale, a plantin the Ginger family. The root is often dried and ground or "crystallized" with sugar.

Region Produced

Ginger grown in India and Jamaica.

Traditional Uses

Ginger is used in gingerbread, ginger ale, gingersnaps, and Asian dishes.

Aroma & Taste

Ginger has a slightly biting and hot note. Its aroma is rich, sweet, warm, and woody.

Storage

Store in cool, dark, dry places.

Ideas

Since ginger is a fibrous root, at times fibers may get into the manufactured product. Crystallized Ginger can replace fresh Ginger. Wash off the sugar first if desired when preparing a savory dish.

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