How to Peel and Store Fresh Ginger





Introduction: How to Peel and Store Fresh Ginger

I love fresh ginger - I like to make sure I have it on hand at all times. I use it for baking, cooking and drinks. :D

But you know how you tend to buy it, forget about it, and then find it dehrydated, slightly moldy and shriveled two months later in the crisper drawer? Well, NO LONGER! 

I've got a much better and way to store fresh ginger now. Plus, I'll show you how to peel fresh ginger really easily.

Step 1: What You Need:

  • a piece of ginger
  • a spoon
  • a paring knife
  • a ziploc bag
  • a freezer
Not too taxing. BAM

Step 2: Cut Off Any Shriveled Ends

Sometimes these can be too tough for the spoon to make quick work of!

Step 3: Peel the Ginger With the Spoon

A spoon is really the best way to peel ginger! It allows you to take off JUST the skin, and you can also get into all the small nooks and crannies with it, allowing you to save more of the ginger.

Just scrape it along with a little force. This might be one of my favorite kitchen tricks in the history of the world.

Step 4: Freezing and How to Use It Later

Pop it in a ziploc bag, press out the air and seal it. Now you're good to throw it in the freezer.

Whenever you need to use it later, pull it out and grate it into whatever you want! You can also cut it with a knife when it's frozen too, but it's a little trickier.

I've been doing this for months now and I love it. It's so wonderful to have the ginger all prepped and ready to go.



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    Well thank you much, i recently started using ginger as a source of increasing my immune system does that make sense? I have two types of arthritis,so i was told to drink ginger with lemon and honey. I started drinking one cup a day since beginning of December and i already notice my energy level is better lol. I inject Humira and this suppresses the immune system, so i'm hoping that drinking ginger tea will help my immune system get stronger eh, i'm from northern Saskatchewan, Canada. I wanted to buy lots of it and to store ginger but now, thanks to you for helping me find a way.

    Thanks for this and soooo many other Instructables. You're amazing and so often the source for what I'm looking for.

    Aww, thank you so much!! Always good to know I'm helping. :D

    will it keep better if I use my food saver to store it

    I'm sure it'd definitely help it from getting freezer burn! I just tend to stick to freezer bags since I go through it quickly. :)

    thanks, very helpful

    Thanks for these very clear and helpful tips. I love all this raw ginger I just bought, but have been super worried it might go moldy. Thanks a bunch for saving my ginger! ??

    From across the pond in the UK thanks for this. I love ginger and use a lot of it and bought a huge chun yesterday. Now prepared and freezing it's head off!

    thanks! a lot! so thoughtful and practical. will follow your instructions and spread the good word to my mom as well :-)

    thanks! a lot! so thoughtful and practical. will follow your instructions and spread the good word to my mom as well :-)