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General Produce

Ginger Root

Ginger Root
Common Packs:

5-, 10-, and 30-lb. packs.

Receiving Inspecting:

Ginger root should exhibit firm, well-shaped roots with fairly smooth, light brown skin and golden to white interior. Choose roots with minimal knots for best quality. Avoid shriveled or soft ginger root.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 60-65° F/16-18° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity
21 days.

Shriveling, softening, and moisture on skin all indicate chill injury. Store properly.

Mold and sprouting may result if ginger root is stored at high temperatures or in high humidity.

Usage Ideas:

  • Combine apricot jam, Dijon mustard, and minced ginger root; glaze chicken breasts and bake; serve with roasted potatoes.
  • Whisk together minced ginger, garlic, mirin, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and cornstarch; add to stir-fried vegetables.