- Look for crisp, firm pieces with a tan skin that is free of mold. Generally found in large pieces, snap off the amount you need to buy.
Slightly spicy, ginger adds great flavor to Asian dishes as well as chutneys, salads and desserts.
Before cooking, peel with a small sharp knife or vegetable peeler. The flesh may be thinly sliced, minced or grated. Add towards the end of cooking for a more pungent flavor.