I learned to use Ginger at a very young age.
I have consumed about 1/4 pound of Ginger a month since adolescence.
Today, I still use Ginger daily, in so many ways.
I make deserts with it, eat it in my oatmeal, I add it to all vegetable or fruit extractions.
I crystalize it, cook vegetables with it, and drink it in tea.
For my entire life I had stored my ginger in a vegetable bin in the refrigerator. Ginger lasts a while..but eventually if you don’t use it fast enough, it gets a bit of mold on the edges. I still keep it, and just cut off the affected portions.
About a year ago, when I got my groceries home I put everything away as usual, then
folded the bags for later use.
Eventually I got down to using bags from a few monthly shopping sojourns prior.
Inside one bag I found a piece of Ginger that had slipped out of it’s clear plastic produce bag
and remained behind.
It was perfect.
better than the larger piece it had fallen from those few months before.
His larger partner living in the fridge, toward the very end of his usage began to
show those graying signs around the edges… soon to be pale green. No problem.
I had seen it my entire life. The expiration of the ginger toward the end of the month.
This aging piece of ginger had babies! New shoots of ginger budding here and there.
And easy to use… no peeling. These buds had no skin/bark.
I store the ginger now when I get home in a small brown paper bag, in a cool dark place.
A regular brown shopping bag is big, but it would work too.
These 3 pictures are month old ginger still left and being used, into the period of time for my next shopping trip.
No green fuzz to carve away. No tossing dried up pieces.
It’s economical because it’s providing more as it sits waiting to be used.
I love Ginger.
I have only told one person about this.
I do not talk “Ginger” with most people I know.
Respect the root!
Share the idea if it works for you!