Monday, May 24, 2010
Ginger adds wonderful flavour to a variety of dishes and desserts. Aside from its use in the kitchen, it has also been known to have medicinal benefits including treatment of nausea, diarrhea and colds.
Fresh ginger can be substituted for ground ginger at a ratio of 6 to 1, although the flavors of fresh and dried ginger are somewhat different. Powdered dry ginger root is typically used as a flavoring for recipes such as gingerbread, cookies, crackers and cake,ginger ale, and ginger beer.
Fresh ginger may be peeled before eating. For longer-term storage, wrap unpeeled ginger in aluminum foil and freeze. Grate from frozen with ease whenever needed.