What is the best way to keep fresh ginger root?

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Chinese food expert and author Grace Young suggests placing ginger in a brown paper bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, where it will keep for about two weeks. You can also freeze ginger for up to 3 months.

For tips on using fresh ginger, see How to Prepare Fresh Ginger and check out 7 Ways with Ginger for recipes.

Marge Perry
May, 2011
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