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What is ginger? About the ingredient ginger. Including 2,972 recipes with ginger, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. They are often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or just cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can also be stewed in boiling water to make ginger tea, to which honey is often added; sliced orange or lemon fruit may also be added. Ginger can also be made into candy.

Mature ginger root are fibrous and nearly dry. Ginger is considered to act as a useful food preservative.

Fresh ginger can be substituted for ground ginger at a ratio of 6 to 1, although the flavors of fresh and dried ginger are somewhat different.

Candied ginger is the root cooked in sugar until soft, and is a type of confectionery.

Fresh ginger may be peeled before eating. For longer-term storage, the ginger can be placed in a plastic bag and refrigerated or frozen.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tsp (2g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.4g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Ginger is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Ginger is a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does ginger weigh?

measure grams
1 tsp 2
0 cup slices (1" dia) 24
5 slices (1" dia) 11

In Chinese:
British (UK) term: Ginger
en français:gingembre
en español:jengibre

Recipes using ginger

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