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Old 12-29-2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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Freezing fresh ginger root

Does anyone know an easy way to freeze fresh ginger root? I would like to make ginger tea.

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Old 12-29-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
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You can just put the root directly into the freezer.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:21 AM   #3
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You can just put the root directly into the freezer.
Could I peel before freezing?
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You could although my guess is that it would be better if you did not. the skin will help prevent it from drying out.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:22 AM   #5
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Peel.
Cut into useable pieces.
Seal in a plastic bag.
Place in the freezer.
Done.


OR

Do steps one and two then place in a container covered with dry sherry and refrigerate.

Lasts forever either way.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:24 AM   #6
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You could, but not necessary. Depends on how you want to use it beyond tea; I would think that it doesn't need to be peeled for tea, unless the skin leaves a bitter taste. You could slice it, and take out just what you need.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:44 AM   #7
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Peel.
Cut into useable pieces.
Seal in a plastic bag.
Place in the freezer.
Done.
Thanks Andy, in that case I might grate the whole root first, lay them between pieces of plastic wrap then put them into plastic bags. That would be easy when making tea.

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If you are going to use it grated when you make tea then grating it beforehand will actually cause you more more. It can be grated straight from the freezer without even peeling it. Just stick the whole root in the freezer and when you want grated ginger just pull the root out and grate it (still frozen) then put the remaining amount back in the freezer.
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If you are going to use it grated when you make tea then grating it beforehand will actually cause you more more. It can be grated straight from the freezer without even peeling it. Just stick the whole root in the freezer and when you want grated ginger just pull the root out and grate it (still frozen) then put the remaining amount back in the freezer.
I did it like that before but always peeled it. I didn't know that you could eat the skin to be honest.
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Yeah I never would have thought you could either. Grated, you won't even notice it.
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