Do you love adding ginger to your recipes? This flavorful root can add a delicious zing to all sorts of dishes. But what do you do if you buy too much and it starts to go bad?
In this blog post, we will teach you how to store ginger so that it lasts longer. We will also show you how to tell if ginger has gone bad so that you don’t end up wasting any of this precious spice!
If you want your ginger to last longer, it is important to store it properly. Fresh ginger root can be stored in the fridge, either in a plastic bag or in a container of water. If you are storing it in a container of water, make sure to change the water every few days. You can also freeze fresh ginger, which will make it last even longer.
How long does ginger last outside the fridge?
If you store ginger in a cool, dark place, it can last for up to three weeks. If you have cut ginger root that you are not going to use right away, you can store it in the freezer for up to six months.
How to tell if Ginger has gone bad?
If you are not sure if your ginger has gone bad, there are a few things you can look for. First, check the color of the ginger root. If it has turned brown or black, it is probably bad and should be thrown out. Another way to tell if ginger has gone bad is by the smell. If it smells sour or rancid, it is no longer good to use.
Check the ginger root for mold. If you see any mold, throw the ginger root away immediately. If the ginger root is dry or shriveled, that’s another sign that it has gone bad and should be thrown away. Finally, if the ginger root doesn’t have any of its characteristic smell, it has probably gone bad and you should get rid of it.
If you see any of these signs, it is best to throw the ginger root away.
We hope you found this blog post helpful! Now you know how to store ginger so that it lasts longer, and how to tell if it has gone bad. Happy cooking!