Ginger root is a knobby, fibrous root, has smooth light brown skin with a sheen to it. The flesh of the root is white. Ginger root is a seasoning and flavors sweets, including cakes, cookies, bread, and beverages. It is also useful in sauces, and fruit dishes, and is often used heavily in Asian cooking. When buying, look for ginger root with the least amount of knots and/or branching. Read more about the many types and uses for ginger here.
If you don't have fresh ginger root you can use one of these substitutions:
Look no further than your local well-stocked grocery store; it should be in the section close to potatoes. Trader Joe's carries it, Walmart and most any Asian grocer will stock it. If you're an Amazon shopper, you can buy it here: Fresh Ginger Root
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