The rest are still sitting in the cupboard and nearing the date on the label. Or maybe you bought fresh ginger for the first time to see if the food tastes better when you use freshly ground ginger.
And now you’re not quite sure how to store it or how long does it last.
If it comes in a paper packaging that’s not resealable, and you expect that the aromatic will sit in storage for quite some time, transfer the powder into a small glass jar or put the package into a resealable freezer bag. Like pretty much all veggies and fruit, fresh ginger is best stored with its brown skin intact. You can store fresh ginger in the pantry if you plan on using all of it within a few days.
If that’s not the case, the fridge is a better option.
It was in the produce section, but you’ve heard you should keep it in the fridge. Similar questions are asked time and time again, and if you’re interested in answers, this article is for you.
In it, we go through storage, shelf life, and going bad of ginger, both the fresh and the ground dried variety. You store it the same way you store other spices, like cinnamon or chili powder.
This video gives you easy-to-follow instructions for cooking peeled and sliced carrots, adding the butter, brown sugar, and fresh ginger to make a quick glaze, and stirring in chopped dates to finish the dish. Simmer until carrots are almost tender, 3 to 4 minutes. (Carrots can be prepared earlier in the day to this point.) Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
That means it should sit in a cool and dark place, away from sources of heat.