Root for Flavor
Long revered as a medicinal remedy, ginger is used in some cultures to relieve nausea and upset stomachs, and features in many types of dishes. This pungent root comes in many forms—fresh, crystallized, and ground—but they all add a special flavor to everything from cookies to soups.
| Credit: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Ana Kelly, Mindi Shapiro

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.