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Old 05-03-2020, 06:58 PM   #1
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Do I need to peel ginger?

Hello. I intend to consume ginger raw, and I am just wondering if I need to peel it.

I dont know how contaminated ginger usually is. I looked up the dirty dozen, it's not on the list, so it's a relief. But when I look up "clean" veggies, it's not listed either, so I dont know whether it's a good idea to peel it first.

I always wash it though.

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Old 05-03-2020, 07:15 PM   #2
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I peel it.
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Old 05-03-2020, 07:34 PM   #3
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I peel it too. The easy way is with the edge of an ordinary table setting spoon.
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If I'm going to slice it, I usually peel it. If I'm going to mince it or grate it, I usually don't bother.
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:04 PM   #5
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ginger

Thanks for the answers.

So how contaminated is ginger, in general?
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:59 PM   #6
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Ginger is a root. Contamination, if any, would have to come from the soil where it is grown.
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Old 05-04-2020, 07:24 PM   #7
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Definitely peel, if you're worried about contamination. I always peel mine. It freezes well, and I peel a large amount, then cut it into pieces of various sizes called for in recipes, then Foodsaver it in batches of 6 or 7 pieces.
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Definitely peel, if you're worried about contamination. I always peel mine. It freezes well, and I peel a large amount, then cut it into pieces of various sizes called for in recipes, then Foodsaver it in batches of 6 or 7 pieces.
I find that if you freeze ginger with the skin on, the skin rubs off easily once thawed.
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