Ginger, which is used mostly as a herb in numerous places, is also used as a vegetable in the rest of the world. It has a number of health benefits that include; relieving nausea, controlling loss of appetite and curing diarrhea . It is also known to benefit those suffering from heart diseases and low blood sugar levels and additionally, treating chronic indigestion, reducing menstrul pain and overall improvement in brain function. Interestingly, research shows that ginger also gives protection against diseases such as Alzheimers.
When selecting the right ginger for purchase, make sure you pick the one with a firm texture and smooth body because they are rich in flavour and remain long lasting. It is best to avoid pieces that feel soft, wrinkled or look moldy.
There are more than a few ways to store ginger and keep it fresh for as long as possible. The basic ones are; wrapping it in a paper towel and keeping it in the refrigerator, or soaking it in a jar of vodka or sherry. Another way to store ginger longer than any other method is to keep it in a ziplock bag with minimum air present within the bag.
Step 1: Peel the skin off.
Step 2: Make thin slices.
Step 3: Make horizontal thin slices.
Step 4: Chop the thin slices.
There you have it, now prepare a ginger paste or store them for garnish.