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How to freeze ginger root

How to freeze ginger root. When you find this on manager's special or purchase too much this is a great tip.

When you find this on manager’s special or purchase too much this is a great tip. Can you freeze ginger root?  Yes, you can!  There are so many health benefits to using fresh ginger. I keep fresh ginger in my fridge all of the time. There have been a couple times that I needed to freeze fresh ginger  to extend the shelf life.  I have found fresh ginger root it on manager’s special at the grocery and purchased it to freeze too.

How to freeze ginger root:

It is simple to do.  Fresh, unpeeled ginger can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks and in the freezer for up to six months. Simply place it (with peel on or peeled) in a freeze safe container.  Write the date you put it into the freezer with a permanent marker so you know how long it has been there.   To thaw frozen ginger root just place in your fridge for 24 hours and use.  If you are using it in a green smoothie you can use it frozen.  Also check this post on how to cut ginger root.

I personally use fresh ginger root in my green smoothies every day.

Green Smoothie Recipes:

Basic Green Smoothie Recipe

Advanced Green Smoothie Recipe

Cucumber Mango Green Smoothie

Raspberry Pear Green Smoothie

Apple Pie Green Smoothie

How to make green smoothies

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  1. I love this info on Freezing ginger. I love this root. You dont know and I wont tell how much of this stuff I have thrown out because it went moldy!!!!!
    Thank you for this wonderful information…..

  2. Have any of you grated fresh ginger, skin on, then rolled it into a sheet of foil? I’ve been storing ginger like this for awhile and find it really easy to just cut off a pinch or so, whatever you need, and rewrap for next time.

    1. I don’t grate with the skin on personally but I do wrap in foil or saran wrap so it doesn’t dry out.

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